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Kropf Completes Floating Breakwater for City of Burlington

by Jordan Kropf | Nov 10, 2020
Kropf Industrial has completed the installation of over 1,360' of floating breakwaters for the City of Burlington.

November 10, 2020, Burlington, ON Kropf Industrial has completed a successful floating breakwater project for the City of Burlington. This project involved the removal of an existing floating breakwater system that was at the end of its life, and the design, manufacture, delivery, and installation of a new floating breakwater system. The new breakwater will provide a safe and tranquil marina environment for the LaSalle Park Marina Association, as well as the public launch ramps at LaSalle Pier.

            The new floating breakwater system totals over 1,360’ in length, installed in three sections. The bulk of the system is 17’ wide, with a shorter portion of 14’ wide breakwater at the marina entrance. The system was built using Kropf’s proven and tested box breakwater design, with full-length steel pipe floats and a steel plate wave attenuation structure with a draft of 72”. The breakwaters are anchored in place using concrete anchors and heavy chain, and include solar lighting and signage.

            Kropf’s breakwater designs have been extensively tested by the Canadian National Research Council, and are proven in northern ice conditions and high-energy sites. The project included a wave study of the area, and final design of the breakwater and anchoring system.

            Kropf Industrial Inc. is a leading manufacturer of marina and boatyard infrastructure, including hydraulic trailers, mobile marine lifts, steel tube floating dock systems, floating breakwaters, and boat storage stands.