Report from Siglufjordur

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Siglufjordur, Iceland – near the Arctic Circle.

Our first delivery to Siglufjordur was in 1989, when we delivered 3  T-21 units that have been in all-year use for fishing boats. Last year we placed one SF1030-20 and two 12m concrete fingers facing each other, thereby closing the wake through the harbour inlet.  Since that installation, at least 3 severe storms hit the harbour with winds gusting at over 50m/sec.  The gusting winds were not coming straight through the harbour entrance, but instead there was a steady wind from the north-northeast at 30 – 35m per second which lasted for hours.

The harbour-master said, “It is unbelievable how the harbour was quite safe behind the floating pontoons, and the fingers are working perfectly as a solid breakwater”.

In addition, this is the first harbour where we have used the ADT drilling rig for 3m Helical Anchors.  Two anchors were placed at 40° angles to the sides, and one “Y” line placed at the centerline of the pontoon, fixed to the inward end.  In total, there are 3 Helical Anchors in place.  After 2 severe storms we checked the anchors and verified that there had been no movement.

 

 

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