Breakwater's Effectiveness Proved by Research Institute

press release
Friday, September 09, 2011
Recent testing of new SF Type 600 floating breakwater.

Experts are professionals who are curious and never stop learning.  To better understand how breakwaters function and to perfect their products, SF Marina's team collaborates with professional research institutes throughout the world.  Recent testing of their new SF Type 600 floating breakwater confirmed the predicted wave attenuation was correct.


"Nothing is straightforward about the physics of waves," said SF Marina CEO Lars Gunnar Odhe.  "Through research and extensive testing, we improve our knowledge so we can offer the customer the best solution for their situation." The SF Type 600 concrete breakwater was tested by the Water and Environmental Engineering Research Group at the University of La Coruna in Galicia, Spain.  A 1/15 scale model represented a 328' floating breakwater.  Moored on a chain, the model was floated in a basin that measured nearly 112' L x 105' W x 4' D.  A total of 52 tests were conducted.  Conductive sensor probes analyzed wave heights, transmission coefficients and reflective wave properties.


Engineers from SF Sweden, SF Marina USA, SF UAE, MSI (SF France/Spain), SF Turkey, engineers and staff were gratified when the tests confirmed that the SF Type 600 performed as SF Marina had predicted.  In addition to this trial, this floating breakwater design has been successfully exposed to ice stress.  A smaller version, Type 400, was earlier tested by the INHA Wave Laboratory in Barcelona, Spain. With each section measuring 66' L x 20' W x 8' H, rugged SF Type 600 concrete breakwaters are designed to combat high seas and severe storms on large bodies of water.  Virtually unsinkable, the state-of-the-art floats are constructed from high-quality, reinforced concrete and styrofoam for superior strength, stability and buoyancy. The floating breakwaters have a service life of 30 to 50 years.  Using an advanced mooring system, the durable structures are traditionally secured with chains and concrete or hot-dipped galvanized steel anchors.  Alternative mooring methods employ Sea-Flex and piles.


The SF Type 600 breakwaters are available in standard sizes or are customizable.  Also, wider and bigger units are under development.  Helping marinas expand into unprotected water, they are easy to install or move as needed.
SF Marina Systems has been designing concrete floating structures for over 90 years.  Their continued research and development has led to an evolution in the technology, providing larger floating breakwaters and better concrete float designs.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Container Ship Delivers First Boxes to Great Lakes Port

The US Coast Guard say that the 'Fortunagracht', a 450-foot Dutch-flagged container ship, has delivered the first-ever load of containerized cargo to the Great Lakes.

Russian Navy Take Over Crimea Combat Dolphins

The combat dolphin program in the Crimean city of Sevastopol will be preserved and redirected towards the interests of the Russian Navy, according to a report by official news agency RIA Novosti.

Schlumberger Announces Q1 Results

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported first-quarter 2014 revenue from continuing operations of $11.24 billion versus $11.91 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $10.

Technology

Russian Navy Take Over Crimea Combat Dolphins

The combat dolphin program in the Crimean city of Sevastopol will be preserved and redirected towards the interests of the Russian Navy, according to a report by official news agency RIA Novosti.

Transas to Participate in ETC-2014

Transas will take part in the ETC-2014 – The second International Forum on Seafarers’ Education, Training and Crewing. The Forum which consists of the Conference

World Petroleum Congress to be held in Moscow

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Arkady Dvorkovich, has confirmed that the 21st World Petroleum Congress will be held in Moscow from 15 – 19 June 2014.

Ports

Terex Corporation Announces Q1 2014 Financial Results

Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) will release its first quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 after market close. The Company will host a one-hour

Libya's Zueitina Oil Port Reopening Delayed

Technical problems have delayed the reopening of Libya's eastern Zueitina oil export terminal after the government reached a deal with rebels to end an eight-month blockade of the port,

Canaveral Tops State List for Sand Bypass Funding

The Canaveral Harbor Inlet Sand Bypass Project has earned the top state ranking for 2014/15 inlet management funding. As a result, Port Canaveral is expected to receive $100,

Marine Equipment

Terex Corporation Announces Q1 2014 Financial Results

Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) will release its first quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 after market close. The Company will host a one-hour

Transas to Participate in ETC-2014

Transas will take part in the ETC-2014 – The second International Forum on Seafarers’ Education, Training and Crewing. The Forum which consists of the Conference

World Petroleum Congress to be held in Moscow

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Arkady Dvorkovich, has confirmed that the 21st World Petroleum Congress will be held in Moscow from 15 – 19 June 2014.

Maritime Safety

Container Ship Delivers First Boxes to Great Lakes Port

The US Coast Guard say that the 'Fortunagracht', a 450-foot Dutch-flagged container ship, has delivered the first-ever load of containerized cargo to the Great Lakes.

Captain of Korean Ferry Praised Safety in Promotional Video

The captain of a ferry that sank off South Korea's southwestern tip with hundreds feared dead said in a promotional video four years ago that the journey was

Coast Guard tactical air squadron holds change of command ceremony

Capt. Kevin P. Gavin relieved Capt. Donna L. Cottrell as commanding officer of Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville during a change of command ceremony at HITRON Friday.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1273 sec (8 req/sec)