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    Noss-on-Dart Marina, Dartmouth, UK

    GRP Composite Flooring

    Project Overview

    d² Dura Grating Mini Mesh, d² Dura Platform 40 and d² Dura Profile beams are designed to perform in marine environments and were the safest, most cost-effective and durable solutions on the market for this composite flooring application at a busy marina and boatyard.

    Full FEA study conducted for this heavy duty flooring project.

    Situated on the Eastern side of the River Dart, Noss on Dart Marina is a stunning location from Premier Marinas. Recent updates to the Marina include new boatyard facilities, the highlight of which is a closed loop boat wash-down water recycling system.

    Dura Composites was engaged by Premier Marinas to work with their engineering company to produce a composite floor structure around their travel hoist supported by large 305mm GRP Dura Profile beams between 6-10m in length.

    The team chose the GRP material over steel due to its superior performance in corrosive salt-water environments. Unique in the market, Dura Profiles exceed the higher performance E23 grade requirement of the BS EN 13706 standard. Dura carried out a full FEA study and CAD service to enable the fabrication and supply of materials to Teignmouth Maritime Services ready for installation.

    GRP structural beams outperformed steel for this application.

    The lightweight nature of the GRP profiles versus steel meant that installation was much quicker and more efficient. Also central to the efficient operation of the washdown and hoist are Dura Grating and Dura Platform 40 flooring made from moulded and pultruded high-performance GRP panels which are unique in design to Dura.

    The open mesh section utilises 55mm d2 Dura Grating Mini Mesh in dark grey, which facilitates drainage whilst maintaining strength and unrivalled anti-slip properties. The solid surface sections were created using patented d2 Dura Platform 40, which are crankable to create an in-built fall to aid water runoff.


    Teignmouth Maritime Services


    Premier Marinas


    Mini Mesh Grating
    Structural Profiles


    Design & Engineering
    Specialist Cutting
    3D Scanning & Surveys

    We were pleased with the CAD support and Finite Element Analysis provided by Dura Composites to our engineering company on this project. It enabled us to develop an innovative design that meets our exacting needs and will deliver real value for our customers. The boat hoist is now in use and we are delighted with the effectiveness of the GRP flooring supplied by Dura, in terms of slip resistance, aiding drainage and promoting water runoff to the correct areas. The solid surfaces of the Dura Platform also ensure all silt deposits are captured ready for disposal, mitigating any risk to the water table.

    John Cervenka

    Operations Director for Premier Marinas

    TQ6 0EA

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