Floating Breakwater SF 500
The SF 500 Series is a 5-meter wide super strong breakwater. The SF500 Series is our second most recent product and it has evolved over the past 15 years. The primary market for our SF500 series is the USA’s East Coast where our installations are regularly exposed to the brutal hurricanes that plague the coast during the autumn season. That our SF500 series survives this depends on our unique coupling system that absorbs and distributes loads when the loads are increasing tremendously during severe storms. Simply put, one can say that when a SF500 breakwater is under duress, the rubber cylinders in the connectors are what handles the stress, and not the wires, so the concrete around the connectors is subjected mainly to compressive forces, and not tension. This makes our breakwater unique and our SF500 series is the foremost floating breakwater made today.
A breakwater is designed for protecting a harbor. It may be subjected to excessive forces when hurricanes and storms strike. SF500 is a 5 meter wide concrete breakwater, often found as the outer pier protection for various port facilities.
Over the years we have worked with our SF500 series, of which we currently have a few dozen outsourced around the world, so we have tailored solutions for the most diverse needs. We can now manufacture them at any angles whatsoever, and we can equip the pontoons with virtually any components because we basically use the same standardized technical solutions that are thoroughly tested.
Our whole concept of floating breakwaters is built on three premises:
The more the wind blows, the more the pontoons get pulled together.
Each breakwater is unique and therefore each pontoon is custom built only after the client has approved the drawing, called a “shop drawing” , which means that our customers get their pontoons built according to their specifications.
SF400 Series, like all of our breakwaters, is doubly reinforced with the market’s thickest concrete surfacing layer, which guarantees a strong pontoon with a very long lifetime. The amount of reinforced concrete in a breakwater is easy to compare with others, by simply checking the weight.