Panamax size floating dock

Panamax size floating dock

Vuyk developed this floating dock specially for vessels up to Panamax size. It is developed as part of a modular design, so the main particulars can be adjusted, depending on specific requirements and operating areas as specified by clients. For unsupported areas, this design can be upgraded to a self-supporting floating dock. This involves adjustments with respect to power supply, storage capacity and accommodation spaces in the side wings.


Principal dimensions   
 Length pontoon deck approx. 210.0 m 
 Breadth moulded approx. 48.5 m
 Breadth inside  approx. 38.5 m
 Depth to upper deck  approx. 25.0 m
 Depth to pontoon deck  approx. 5.0 m
 Max. breadth of docked vessel  approx. 32.5 m
 Water depth over keel blocks  approx. 8.0 m
 Net lifting capacity  25 000 ton
 Lifting time  approx. 1.5 hour



For rising, the dock is fitted with five submerged centrifugal pumps. Optionally the pumps could be situated in pump rooms in the sides.



This dock is fitted with the following docking equipment:

  • Traveling deck cranes on side walls.
  • Mooring winches for docking and undocking.

Optionally the dock can be fitted with:

  • Swinging bridges at ends of the side walls.
  • Remotely controlled, adjustable side dock blocks.



For environmental protection, the dock is provided with a waste water collecting system. The waste water is transfered to a treatment unit / shore for further processing.

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