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.
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!
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