Corilla buoys used for seabed monitoring

Corilla Marine have won a contract to supply eight rotationally moulded navigation buoys as the basis for a seabed monitoring project.

The 1.25m plastic buoys were constructed and supplied by Corilla Marine from their dedicated development and manufacturing site in Bridgend, South Wales.  The buoys will be deployed on specific dredging and renewables projects as platforms for environmental monitoring for a global expert, specialising in dredging and bespoke services to the offshore oil, gas and renewables industries.

As part of the preparation for use at sea, the buoys were supplied by Corilla to the end customer ready to be fitted with a variety of specially-developed sensors into the Corilla-built buoys for detailed seabed monitoring.

Technology within the buoys enables them to swap between Iridium, UHF and GPRS telemetry depending on what communication systems are available at their particular installation locations. Data from the buoys is constantly communicated to project technicians.

The Corilla buoys were chosen because of their robust and tried and tested construction.  Their modular design can be specified to suit many different and demanding situations in a variety of water depths ranging from 3m to 50m. The hull and top frame of the buoys are manufactured from rotationally moulded polyethylene to ensure a prolonged service life.

Corilla Marine is part of the Corilla Group which was formed in 2009. Today, Corilla’s innovative, rotationally moulded plastic navigation buoys have made their steel predecessors obsolete. Suited to inner harbour, river and coastal applications, their modular design ensures a durable, lightweight and rust-free alternative. Corilla’s buoys can remain at sea far longer than their steel counterparts, making them operationally superior.

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