Megadoor – Shipyard: Pendennis, UK
Shipyard:
Pendennis, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
New dry dock, Improve efficiency

Pendennis opens new dry dock

Pendennis wanted to develop a new dry dock, which gave them maximum flexibility and ease of operation. They were extending the existing dry dock and wanted to improve on their existing system to accommodate the building of much larger superyachts. The existing doors were rusting and very difficult to open and the customer required the site operational as quick as possible.

Reasons and Impact

  • Existing doors were difficult to open.
  • The doors restricted the opening.
  • They had floor tracks, which clogged.
  • The corrosion caused as it is costa.l

Objective

  • Door to open on push of a single button.
  • To increase natural light in the building.
  • Give a clear opening, the full width of doc.k
  • Use non-corrosive components C5 Marin.e
  • To increase the Pendennis profile.

Result

The new door is very easy to operate and has increased the natural light into the building, thus reducing the energy costs and enhancing the working conditions. The Pendennis logo is 20m wide × 7m high and can be seen by anyone entering Falmouth harbour. The customer was happy that the building was provided in 17 weeks, from drawing board to install.

Megadoor – Shipyard: Pendennis, UK
Challenge and solution

Challenges:

  • Ease of operation.
  • Maximum clear opening.
  • High winds.
  • Installation over a dry dock.
  • Reduced energy costs.
  • Reduce the carbon footprint.

Megadoor provided:

  • Megadoor project door.
  • Designed to withstand over 100mph winds.
  • With translucent fabric.
  • Very large Pendennis logo.