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Segmental Pontoon Launch by Salt Technologies

Salt Technologies Segmental Pontoon

Salt Technologies Segmental Pontoon

Salt Technologies has launched Segmental Pontoon, an ingenious new solution for heavy duty, floating pontoons. Segmental Pontoon offers unprecedented strength and load bearing capacity, combined with an optimised manufacturing and assembly process.

The development of Segmental Pontoon addresses key issues with the transport, installation, and maintenance of conventional heavy-duty pontoons, resulting in significant savings both in the CAPEX and the OPEX of these structures. At the same time, the versatility of Segmental Pontoon makes it the ideal solution for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Large vessel berthing
  • Wave attenuation
  • Heavy vehicle access
  • Building foundations
  • Multipurpose barges

The development of the Segmental Pontoon started over 20 years ago, when Andrew Wheeler and David Millner thought of employing the technology of pre-cast post-tensioned concrete segments (commonly used in the construction of bridges) to build a pontoon of unparalleled strength and durability, without the need for heavy handling equipment, since the segments can be individually lowered into the water and connected while afloat.

Together, David and Andrew formed Segmental Solutions Limited in 2013, and conducted substantial development and engineering on the concept, to prove its viability. In 2017 Salt Technologies acquired Segmental Solutions and all its proprietary technology. However, technology alone would be of little value to us:

We have decided to acquire Segmental Solutions and relaunch this fascinating technology, not only because we believe in its technical merits, but because with it came the expertise and support of Andrew Wheeler, one of the most respected coastal engineers in the UK. This made the project fully aligned with our ethos of combining the marine industry’s leading experts with the digital generation.

Pedro Arriaga
Managing Director, Salt Technologies

The Segmental Pontoon technology was developed with the support of a network of partners across Europe. Together, they have over 150 years of experience in a wide range of coastal and floating structures.

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If you would like to enquire about Segmental Pontoons for your project or simply wish to learn more about this innovative design, please get in touch with Salt Technologies using the contact form at the bottom of the product page.


Partnership with DOCK90 for Marine Digital Content

Since its beginning, Salt Technologies has been developing Marine Digital Content for various high-profile clients, including digital rendering, images, animations, infographic illustrations, virtual reality content, and other digital media productions.

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This business unit was not so much the result of thoughtful planning as a set of happy coincidences: we came across the right projects at the right time, and we happened to have the ideal team available to carry them out, so we decided to retain that team, and develop this business line.

Our clients’ feedback gives us regular assurance that we produce outstanding quality content. Yet, we increasingly felt that it made little sense to focus on developing excellent content, without giving our clients the means to ensure they can maximise the return of that content, in terms of effective communication and lead generation.

It would be a logical next step to start offering other services associated with digital marketing and communication, but we don’t want to be a maritime digital communication agency, which lays outside our area of expertise and would stretch our resources too thin. We are a marine engineering and technology company. One of the ways in which we deploy technology, is by producing quality Marine Digital Content, which in turn, benefits from our know-how as marine engineers.

With this in mind, we have entered into an exclusive partnership with DOCK90. Based in the Netherlands, the company has been active since 2015, and it is the world’s first communication partner dedicated to the maritime and offshore industries. It helps companies working with the sea around the world, to deliver the right content, to the right audience, at the right time, to maximise the impact of their communications.

Salt Technologies is becoming the exclusive provider of digital content to DOCK90, and in turn, we will be a representative of DOCK90, offering to our clients the full range of services required to ensure the success of their communication, in the digital age.

We would like to thank DOCK90’s founder and director, Barry Stolp for the confidence that he has invested in Salt Technologies, and we look forward to a prosperous future together.

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