Briggs Marine has secured a contract to provide condition-based maintenance and telemetry technology to navigational aids for UK port authority Forth Ports
Telemetry and condition monitoring will be introduced for navigation aids in the Forth and Tay Rivers, which are vital import and export ports to the UK economy as Ineos’ Hound Point Forties crude oil export terminal is situated in the Firth of Forth, near Edinburgh.
During the next seven years, Briggs Marine will maintain 81 floating navigation aids, two mooring buoys and 35 fixed aids. The workscope includes recovering a substantial number of buoys from the water annually, when all mooring materials will be calibrated.
Worn materials will be renewed, buoys will be power-washed to remove marine growth and lights and telemetry checked. Lighthouses and fixed navigation aids will also be inspected and maintained regularly.
Briggs Marine will utilise its vessel Cameron and a selection of other company vessels as required.
Also during April, Briggs Marine vessels helped Resolve Marine salvage cargo ship Kaami, which grounded on the Isle of Skye. Briggs Marine provided oil spill response, divers and crew on board Forth Warrior and Forth Guardsman during salvage operations.
They protected the environment around the grounded ship and removed fuel and cargo. Refloating Kaami was challenging due to the remote location and poor weather at the site.
There was also the unique obstacle for the teams to overcome in terms of movement restrictions and increased emphasis on antivirus safety during the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.
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