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 moulded 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.
Please find here our new invoicing address where all our invoices will be scanned.
Meritaito and the Intelligent Sea project where present in the conference exhibition and got the chance to present project to the audience and some of the EU officials on place.
Nina Savijoki joined Meritaito on 1st of October as project manager for the Intelligent Sea project. The project develops a digital network of smart buoys and navigational aids, tests alternative energy sources for buoys and searches new solutions for ships’ sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions monitoring.
The European Commission s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funded Intelligent Sea project s websites have been published. The project information can be found in English on the website www.seahow.fi/en/company/insea