New protection pontoons for the entrance of ‘Cofradía de Pescadores San Francisco de Vigo’

With the installation of a new section of breakwater pontoons at the entrance of the Bouzas Marina, the Vigo Fishermen’s Association has completed the project “A sea of ​​opportunities”, carried out within the aid of the Local Action Group of the Fishing Sector Ría de Vigo – A Guarda, and financed by the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (FEMP).

The design and orientation of the outermost section of the marina of Bouzas, caused serious damage to the structure and moored boats during the S / SW storms that affected the Galician coast. That is why, since its creation, the moorings associated with this section of the dock have been underused and remained empty for most of the year, adding to this a high maintenance cost for their conservation. In the last two years part of this section has been dismantled and moved to another location to avoid further damage.

Thanks to the installation of a new section of floating concrete pontoon 44 meters long and 4 meters wide designed, manufactured and installed by RONAUTICA MARINAS, the entire port area has been improved, adding new berths and ensuring safer conditions also for the rest of the berths, significantly reducing the impact of the wind waves generated during winter storms and by the traffic of other vessels.

The works carried out included the driving of new steel piles, 44 meters of concrete breakwater pontoon, a 12 meter special module without steel reinforcement, 5 aluminium fingers and two access walkways.


Below are images of the construction process, launching, towing and assembly of the installation:





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