Conventional steel buoys are relics from 19th century, from the times before internet and e-Navigation. Deployment and maintenance comes expensive.
Polyethylene navigation buoys saves costs, because lighter vessels and moorings and less maintenance is required.
Polyethylene navigation buoys have been used in Finland since 1976. Even today 30.000 units of SeaHow navigational aids and buoys of different type are in use, including many Ice Buoys for winter time.
Regarding rotationally molded modular buoys, we co-operate with Go Deep International
The lighter weight of the buoy and the moorings enables the use of smaller tender vessels and boats and cranes.
Slim shape of a spar buoy together with bigger draft is exposed to smaller drag force caused by the waves. Spar shaped body is superior in ice.
A spar type of buoy is not a wave rider like a conventional buoy, thus the movements are calmer resulting less wear and tear of the mooring.
Polyethylene does not corrode and the colors do not fade.
Meritaito Ltd, the leading Finnish marine survey service and infrastructure management company, will become a fully owned subsidiary of the icebreaking and maritime services company Arctia Ltd. The Finnish Government decided on the company reorganization today, 13 December 2018. Together the companies will be able to offer their customers an even more comprehensive range of marine services both in Finland and overseas. More diversified services will improve competitiveness in the constantly tightening international market.
We are hiring! Due to our business expansion overseas we are looking to grow our hydrographic surveying team with a Surveyor and a Senior Surveyor.
A smart navigation buoy system has started in October to deliver real-time measurement data via satellite of oil and some other water quality parameters in the Baltic Sea water.The monitoring data gives later great advantages to oil spill response actions of authorities and it eases revealing illegal oil discharges
The fairway itself – especially in Finland – is in a core role when accessing or departing a port. This possibly intelligent fairway can reduce many of the points highlighted in the 2030 vision. But it really has to be intelligent. We at Meritaito have analyzed this vision and validated the need from the fairway owners and users where as a reflection to this we created a project called InSea – Intelligent Sea