Danish harbor installs floating concrete docks

Less than 65km west of Copenhagen, Roskilde Fjord is a scenic part of Denmark known for its natural beauty and a boating paradise. Roskilde Havn (harbor) recently completed an ambitious improvement project with the addition of a 240m state-of-the-art SF Marina floating concrete dock solution. The expansion accommodates over 40 vessels and provides wave-dampening protection to the marina.

SF Marina floating concrete docks are virtually unsinkable. Thick-walled and steel-reinforced, they regularly overcome violent weather, so the occasional bump from a slipholder offers little chance of damaging them. The individual pontoons at Roskilde Havn are connected via an advanced energy-absorbing coupling system and are secured to the seabed with 50cm W by 27m L external piles.

Installed by SF Pontona ApS Denmark, the Roskilde Havn layout includes a 105m L x 3m W angled dock and walkway comprised of six SF1024 pontoons that add 12 slips. This terminates into the center of a straight 135m L x 6m W dock section of seven SF1040 pontoons with space for an additional 30 boats. All finger piers are 10m L to serve a wide range of vessel lengths. The fjord-side of the large portion can accommodate larger vessels parallel to the dock. Connected to an older portion of the marina is a new angled 30m L x 2m W segment that dampens incoming wave action.

Founded in 1972, Roskilde Havn offers ramp and crane launching, 310 wet slips and a marine service facility. It hosts sailing and rowing clubs, and a Viking ship museum. The fjord itself has 30 islands and inlets to explore and is a Danish national park. The harbor’s website is www. roskildehavn.dk.