Vattenfall commissioned Inland and Coatal Marine Systems Ltd to build a bespoke Heavy-Duty Pontoon for Aberdeen Harbour to provide a robust berthing facility for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) and working vessels during the commissioning and ongoing maintenance of the Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm. Space in the busy commercial port is at a premium so the company limited the pontoon’s footprint on the quay wall by mooring it off the wall on tubular piles. “We worked closely with Vattenfall and Aberdeen Harbour Board during the design phase to ensure we maximised use of space, while not compromising on the functionality and durability of the pontoons,” said Vincent Carey, Inland and Coastal’s Sales Engineer. “The pontoons are equipped with electrical points to offer power to the vessels as well as high level mast lighting and an anti-slip Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) decking, allowing for year-round safe working conditions on the pontoon, day or night.” Finished in 2018, the 30m x 6m floating pontoon system with a 1m freeboard, matching the that of the vessels’, is now essential for operatives working on the offshore windfarms to safely gain access to their transport." For the latest contracts, vessel specifications and news for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), Service Operations Vessels (SOVs) and Accommodation vessels, click here.