In close cooperation with the engineering department of DEME group a ‘spreader’ pontoon was designed using the MPS type 465 and 265 containers. The pontoon has two floats of 24.38 x 4.88 x 1.98m and is connected with custom designed beams and a frame the holds a winch for lifting and lowering the T-shaped distribution head. The floating tube can pass in between the gap of the pontoon. This set-up allows to backfill an aera with gravel or sand is shallow draft conditions between 1,5 and 8m waterdepth and with high accuracy. The system has been deployed and used on two projects, latest in Portugal by ‘Baggerwerken deCloedt en zonen’ a subsidiary company of DEME-Group.

About Baggerwerken Decloedt en Zoon nv

Decloedt is a full subsidiary of DEME-Group, DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging and land reclamation, solutions for the offshore energy market, environmental and infra marine works. With more than 140 years of experience and 5,200 highly skilled professionals, we have built up a vast bank of knowledge and expertise which has allowed us to foster a pioneering approach throughout our history. This enables us to bring tailor-made solutions, innovation and new technologies to our customers’ projects, ensuring that they are performed safely, efficiently and cost-effectively. While our roots are in Belgium, DEME has built a strong presence across the globe. We have a versatile and modern fleet of more than 100 vessels, supported by a broad range of auxiliary equipment.

About MPS

Modular Pontoon Systems is the exclusive manufacturer of MPS container pontoons but as well sectional workboats and jack-ups. All MPS’s equipment is available for purchase or rental.

MPS container pontoons and other equipment are used in many industries such as dredging, civil construction including oil & gas.

MPS modular pontoons are Bureau Veritas certified for use on inland waters up to coastal areas. Its modular design, international transport standards and easy assembly allow applications in remote areas all over the world.

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