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Linkflote applications

Linkflote is used for a wide range of applications; some examples of which are detailed below.

Rafts and platforms

Linkflote pontoons can be easily configured to meet the most varied of needs. Whatever the application, units can be assembled to provide an effective and economical solution. For example, a simple square or H shape configuration should be appropriate, when producing a crane platform for all round cranage. For pile driving or dredging applications, a U shape may be more appropriate. Other applications may require a hollow square or rectangle configuration.

Irrespective of configuration all rafts and platforms are constructed using the basic Linkflote unit, which ensures complete stability. Buoyancy checks are kept as simple as possible to allow the most suitable configuration of platform or raft to be easily and quickly selected.

Ferries and barges

Linkflote shore loading ferries can be independently powered with propulsion units or towed using either underwater or overhead wire rope and shore based winches. Ship to shore and offloading ferries can be constructed with ramps at the bow end and propulsion units at the stern.

VolkerBrooks maintains a hire fleet of propulsion units, workboats and winches that can be used for the movement of ferries and barges.

Landing stages and causeways

With the simple addition of decking, mooring bollards and ramps, a wide range of landing stages and causeways can be formed using Linkflote units.

Linkflote landing stages can be constructed in any size or shape to suit customer requirements. Where heavy loads are placed on a long landing stage it may be necessary to fit articulating connections to reduce bending stresses.

By fitting ramps at each end of the pontoon’s landing stages and causeways, vehicles can drive straight across without difficulty. Depending on customer requirements steel or timber decking/ mats may be used, to spread loads.

Configuration requirements

VolkerBrooks can provide advice on Linkflote configurations and applications. All buoyancy and stability checks, specific to an application, must be undertaken by the customer.

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