The TRIDENT-2600 is one of the largest rotationally-moulded buoys available, with a float diameter of 2.6 meters and lantern focal height of up to 5 meters.
The float section of the TRIDENT-2600 is built from four (4) rotationallymoulded quadrants, which fasten together to form an incredibly robust 2.6 meter wide float section standing 1.5 meters tall. Each quadrant is moulded from UV-stabilised, virgin polyethylene, and has an 18mm wall thickness. In addition, each section may be filled with closed-cell polyurethane, which prevents the ingress of moisture in the unlikely event of damage. The enhanced poly-tower design provides a huge visual area for navaid recognition, and consists of a sealed, rotationally-moulded tower section.
The tower incorporates an internal radar reflector and solar mount facility. Rotationally moulded daymarks are fitted to the outside of the tower to create a large daymark shape for Lateral Marks. Replaceable daymarks give the operator flexibility in stocking spares. A steel mooring post runs through the centre of the assembly, to which the tower section is fastened.
An integrated ladder with harness attachment points runs vertically up the tower to the top of the platform and two large lifting eyes aid in buoy mooring and periodic servicing. The unique design of the mooring post and flat base means the buoy can be stored upright in service yards and transported via truck and service vessels for increased handling safety. No part of the structure requires painting at any stage of the product’s life span. A large counterweight offers exceptional stability in a variety of exposed regions.
The TRIDENT-2600 can be supplied in all IALA colours.