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Mooring Dolphins, Fife

Graham Construction contracted Murform to construct two dolphin marine structures at the Energy Park in Fife. The mooring dolphins are isolated marine structures that extend above the surface of the water to provide a mooring facility to which vessels can be secured.  Our scope of work included pre-casting the base and walls of the dolphins using reinforced concrete permanent formwork units on the quayside. These structures were then lifted into position on the piles situated offshore.

The dolphin head rebar cages were then prefabricated on the quayside and transferred to the dolphin positions once complete. The interior dimension of the precast units was carefully designed to suit the outer dimensions of the dolphin heads. The dolphin heads were poured in-situ which required the transportation of wet concrete via a workboat to the offshore site.

Energy Park Fife is an engineering and research area located on the east coast of Scotland.  This 55ha engineering site encompassing Methil Docks, Methil Docks Business Park and Low Carbon Investment Park, offers a convenient location giving easy access to the offshore energy market in the North Sea.

This project was a fantastic opportunity for us to highlight our marine and offshore formwork capabilities.

Click here to read a Project Scotland article about the project.

Project Type:

Marine Works

Main Contractor:

Graham Construction



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