Specialist Access

Specialist Access can be provided to allow for scheduled and unplanned maintenance during plant operation and decommissioning. We pioneered the use of plastic modular pontoons to allow floating access during cooling pond decommissioning.


The system allows for pontoons to be constructed to the plan shape of the sectioned cooling pond. This maximizes floatation and minimizes movement. Hand rail posts were fabricated to accept a proprietary hand rail and toe board system to prevent workers falling overboard and to minimize the risk of dropped objects falling into the pond.

On completion of the works, the fact that the entire system was plastic means that the floats can be pressure washed and placed into storage for future use by the decommissioning teams.