Aid to Navigation (AtoN) specialists, Almarin has carried out the design, manufacture and supply of two beacons for the access channel to Manzanillo Bay, Colon, Panama.
Spanish contractor Delta 9 awarded the project to Almarin, which involved the design and supply of two 16-metre tall focal plane ALT7 model towers, with corresponding lights, AIS systems and photovoltaic energy systems.
An internal ladder with lifeline provides access to the upper 2x2m rectangular platform, equipped with GRP grating floor, where all the equipment is installed.
The towers have been placed to mark the entrance to the Port of Manzanillo under request of the Panama Maritime Authority (APM).
In accordance with the contract, Delta 9 removed the previous towers, whilst refurbishing the concrete bases, before installing the new Almarin towers.
Both models are designed in accordance with Eurocode 1 & 3, whilst successfully meeting IALA recommendations, and were manufactured from hot dip galvanised S275JR structural steel.
Due to size and accessibility restrictions, Almarin designed the towers in separate 600 kg modules that could easily be transported and assembled on site.
Almarin assisted in the testing and start up of all equipment.