A beautiful dock that will stay beautiful…yeah right… It’s a tale as old as time, and some part of us actually believes it within the first couple years of installation. Even if you invest your time and money into regular dock maintenance, your dock will eventually become a weathered mess.
Skandi Africa was named the “Ship of the Year 2015” at the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Osla, Norway this past June – a title earned through careful design and selection of materials. It is a state-of-the-art vessel specially designed for subsea operation duties to support the oil and gas industry (Teigland, 2015). It was planned with a “high focus on sea-keeping capabilities, excellent station keeping performance and low fuel consumption” (DOF Vessel Skandi Africa Named "Ship of The Year 2015" in Norway, 2015).
With our corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant located in North Texas, we have seen and felt some of the destruction caused by the recent flooding. The immediate impact has had some devastating outcomes, but there are ways to reduce the future damage of this flooding as well as safe guard against floods to come.
Can you imagine a world in which decking products were able to withstand the surge of a hurricane? Seems impossible, though, right? Nope. Fibergrate Composite Structures has products that have done just that!
With the help of designer Foster McIntosh, Fibergrate materials were used in the Pineapple Bluff Dock and Lift in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Bahamas. The goal for this project was to build a dock and boat lift that would provide recreational access to the Sea of Abaco. In addition to recreational access, the boat and dock lift has been tested in Hurricane Irene, and was able to withstand storm surges to the structure.