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Marine Designs Pontoons Survive the Elements...

Of course, all Marine Designs pontoons are designed to withstand the harshest of conditions, but galeforce winds hitting our newly installed APB Barrow pontoons provided the ultimate test of endurance and superiour design.  


Take a look at our video (left) to our Dockmaster pontoon taking it in its stride.


You can take a look at the APB project gallery by clicking here.

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Innovative Ramsgate Project Now Completed

Marine Designs has successfully completed another innovative pontoon for large UK wind-power operators Vattenfall, this time in Ramsgate.  An innovative production technique was used to create a single section concrete pontoon, 26m long by 6m wide with a total weight of 170t.  


The pontoon is to be used to transfer crew for Thanet Offshore Wind Farm and has a deck mounted crane capable of lifting one tonne at 10 metres. The project included an electric vehicle and trailers to transport equipment down the 30-metre access bridge onto the pontoon.

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Stornoway Project Completed to Tight Schedule

Three sections of 1m freeboard pontoons have been successfully installed by Marine Designs for use at a new salmon harvesting station on Stornoway Island in the Outer Hebrides.  The team completed the project to a tight 8 week schedule and the pontoons were opened in May 2012.


The pontoons are for the use of the operators at Arnish Quay to moor a 60m well boat, the Ronja Viking, used to discharge the fish ashore. The project was logistically demanding, with the pontoons being shipped from Cornwall and successfully completed in Stornoway using local concrete.

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E.ON Grimsby pontoon facility completed

In August 2014 Marine Designs completed the construction and installation of an Operation & Maintenance facility in Grimsby Harbour for the E.ON Humber Gateway offshore windfarm.


The facility includes 45m of pontoons for windcat maintenance vessels, refuelling and service bollard facilities on the pontoon and two 8m long jib cranes (2000kg SWL) on the quay for loading equipment on to the vessels.

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Dockmaster pontoons feature in evacuation exercise

A Marine Designs pontoon was used for personnel transfer during a recent evacutation exercise at the London Array offshore windfarm in the outer Thames Estuary.


The exercise, involving 500 personnel, was organised by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency and London Array Ltd and coordinated by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Dover. The pontoon was used to transfer personnel onto lifeboats before transporting them ashore.


The scenario involved a small cruise ship colliding with a wind turbine.

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Eden Project Founder Tim Smit Promotes DockMaster Pontoon at Cornwall Business Awards

One of our highlights to date was Eden Project founder Tim Smit's inspiring words about Marine Design's DockMaster pontoon at the 2007 Cornwall Business Awards.  


Take a look at what he has to say by watching the video on the right.

Vacancy Notice - Project Engineer

Marine Designs Ltd (a part of the A&P Group), based in Falmouth, Cornwall, is looking to recruit a Project Engineer. Ideally candidates will have the following qualifications, experience and attributes:


1. Chartered engineer with the institution of Civil engineers (CEng MICE).


2. Minimum 5 years’ experience in marine/coastal works, with min. BSc./Beng. in

coastal/civil engineering.


3. Experience of managing the engineering requirements for marine civils and harbour



4. Experience of concrete and steel pontoon design and construction and reinforced

concrete steelwork detailing experience..


5. Proven project management experience


6. To be a proficient user of 2D AutoCAD and experience of producing

mechanical/civils/structural engineering drawings.


7. NEC & FDIC contract management experience.


8. Proven sales experience desirable.


This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join Marine Designs Ltd and A&P to work alongside our experienced teams to deliver quality projects and contribute to the development of the businesses.


Persons interested in this position with required experience and qualifications should submit a letter of application and CV to:-


Paul Kneebone

HR & Development Manager A&P Falmouth Ltd


e-mail: [email protected]


Closing date for applications: Friday 15th March 2019