Increment 2 – Shore Connector

One of the key objectives for Increment 2 is that it is able to access a variety of shore terrain , not just gently sloping beaches; seawalls, rocks and flood defences for example.

If the walking leg jack-up platform option is used, after completing construction of the Pier it would be surplus to requirements and therefore, perfectly suited to traversing any water edge obstacles.

A Pier segment with self-levelling bankseat beam would then rest on the ground and provide a road surface to the shore.

Other than that, a conventional jack-up platform using modular pontoons would provide a good alternative, they can get very close to and over all manner of shore terrain.

Where the shore landing spot is a beach, the geotextile solutions described in the Pier section would provide a simple, quick and cheap solution for landing the final Pier segment.

Geotextile reef

For general construction and excavating in the surf zone, moving Geotextiles, for example, a range of specialist plant is available.

Somewhat of a short section this!

 


 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Case Studies

The Normandy Landings

The San Carlos Landings

Umm Qasr

Haiti

Current Capabilities

UK amphibious Doctrine

Survey

Mine Countermeasures

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

Amphibious Assault and Logistics

US Amphibious Logistics

Making a Case for Change

Increment 1

Requirements

Survey and Initial Operations

Repairing and Augmenting the Port

A Summary and Final Thoughts on Increment 1

Increment 2

Requirements

Existing Solutions and Studies

Pierhead

Pier

Shore Connector

Wave Attenuation

Closing Comments

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