The most innovative and reliable elastic mooring system on the market today
A Marine Flex Elastic Mooring will withstand severe weather conditions and has strong resistance in both freshwater and saltwater environments, and has an unsurpassed ability to safely resist wave motion. It is one of the safest mooring systems on the market and is already used heavy high value applications including wave attenuators, buoys, floating pontoons, aquaculture farms and large swing moorings.
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The unit is suspended in the water column eliminating any disturbance/degradation to any aquatic environment.
Marine Flex is used regularly in mooring areas to minimize swing circles. When applied to any floating structure, reduces the area required to anchor it.
Each Marine Flex unit is protected by a UHMWPE 12 strand highest strength weight ratio yarn. This prevents over elongation of the rubber elements.
Low Maintenance Cost
Marine Flex is constructed with ultra-high polymer corrosion resistant plastics and rubber products. Made of 15% protected metals (galvanised) and 75% of non-corrosive materials.
Easy to Transport & Install
Marine Flex Elastic Moorings are highly componentized, very easily flat-packed for shipment and assembly.
Approved by competent authorities
The cornerstone in the development of Marine Flex was to have it professionally engineered, tested and underwritten by a third party. Approved at NSW-Australia as environmentally friendly mooring system for seagrass and protected marine areas.
Floating Solar Array
· Smaller anchoring area / Higher generation capacity per area
· Smaller swing area (Lower requirements on umbilical connection)
· High down forces (No edge flips)
· Cope with high water level variations
· Minimal environmental footprint
· Easy transportation and installation (cost and time saving)
Why Marine Flex
Marine Flex is one of the most advanced mooring systems invented in New Zealand for the world market. Understanding the limitations from installing standard mooring systems over a 30 year period, the inventor Mike Baker has drawn on his experience to develop an alternative yet environmentally friendly mooring system.
Development & Background
Our organization has been involved in Rubber elastic moorings system for almost 20 years.
The Marine Flex units have been through a vigorous testing process which has been witnessed by Marine Engineering consultants and destructive tested by independent load test authorities.
The critical fittings that attach to the anchor system and the top rope are certified as DIN580 rated parts. During the development process Marine Flex was had been tested to up to 300% elongation at a speed of 1.5 seconds. Our system proved to be able to go over 55,000 stretch cycles remaining perfectly serviceable at end of test. The By-Pass system to prevent the rubber cords from over extension are made from UHMWPE rope approved by ABS, Bureau Veritas, DNV-GL, LLOYD, NK, RINA, KR & KST.
The elongation of the rubber cord is limited to 100% of its rest length
“Marine Flex aims to deliver elastic rode solutions through R & D, efficient manufacture and high level quality assurance. It is always our desire to be the leading preferred supplier in any market we operate in. This also provides our stakeholders with pride and great value when using our equipment”
Donna Baker - Managing Director
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