MacGregor-Navire, Transmarine Awarded Stateside Business
The City of New York Department of Transportation has contracted marine contractors Weeks Marine Inc. to construct a ferry maintenance facility at Staten Island. MacGregor-Navire (USA) has been awarded the contract for detail design and supply of three transfer bridges, enabling service vehicles to access the Staten Island ferries. MacGregor-Navire will utilize the services of its sister company, Transmarine Consultants (UK), who will develop the detail design. Each ramp measures 26 feet 6 inches long by 12 feet wide and consists of two sections, plus finger flaps. The articulation of the outer section is achieved by hydraulic buttressing cylinders which adjust the angular changes between sections throughout the full tidal range of 8 feet 6 inches. Actuation of the main ramp is by two hydraulic screw jacks supported from an overhead gantry structure mounted on the quay.
One of the major factors contributing to the securing of this order was the ability of the MacGregor- Navire organization to provide a total package to the clients covering not only all the necessary detail design through Transmarine Consultants, but also the turnkey management of fabrication and supply through MacGregor-Navire's office in the U.S.