Sealite Buoys Used In Development Of World’s Longest Floating Bridge
Planning is underway to build the world’s longest floating bridge over Bjørnafjord, Norway. The bridge will be around 5km long, the longest of its type in the world and will carry a four-way motorway. The design of the floating bridge is extremely challenging as the passage is wide, deep and exposed to the harsh environment of wind, waves and currents.
Five TRIDENT-2600 rotationally moulded buoys with AIS and wind sensors are being used to support floating measurement and meteorological equipment placed 50 meters under the buoys to measure all weather factors. The TRIDENT-2600 was selected for its robust construction, proven performance in such severe environments and ease of deployment.
Sealite UK manufactured and delivered the buoys economically and within strict project deadlines to ensure the contractor could get underway with weather testing as soon as possible.
Sealite’s danish partner Maritim Consult headed up the project, including technical integration and project management.
Rasmus Bohsen, Maritim Consult, commented “Sealite did an excellent job in manufacturing the buoys in a short time, to meet the clients’ deadline.”
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