As nuclear power plants consume huge amounts of water for both cooling and steam generation, suitable locations near large bodies of water or along coastlines can create challenges when it comes to their construction or maintenance.
Shore-based projects or existing plants need to give consideration to both the build and supply of materials, which can be affected by weather, tide and rocky shorelines.
Our innovative walking jack-up barge WaveWalker 1 can provide a secure platform for building shoreline infrastructure, such as jettys and piers. Designed especially for challenging marine environments, it can operate independently from sea to shore and shore to sea, for faster construction times.
The addition of specialist equipment and accommodation means WaveWalker 1 is excellent for health and safety as it reduces crew transfers. Its industry-first, bidirectional walking ability also means WaveWalker 1 can operate in ecologially sensitive areas.
If you would like to find out more about WaveWalker 1 or to discuss your project, please get in touch.
👷 It has been brilliant to see the local community taking a real interest in the WaveWalker. With the foundations of the new sea wall now in place, we look forward to continuing with our work to provide improved resilience for the railway line for generations to come.