OFFSHORE

The safety of helipads located in open water is our number one priority. Helicopters are an essential mode of transport for oil rigs, ships and other offshore facilities, where the limitations and impediments due to adverse weather conditions must be reduced to an absolute minimum. Our high-tech construction methods focus above all on the reduction of those risks, making the landing and go-around phases risk-free.

On our structures, Helidecks installs special landing grids made using highly resistant materials that are designed to last for many years.

The use of the grid provides the structure with additional stability, since it prevents helicopters from sliding off the surface, keeping them anchored to it.

Why are our helipads made of aluminium?

Light:
an aluminium structure weighs 50-60% less than an equivalent steel design, and this translates into a notable saving on the amount of material required and the costs of assembly. This reduced weight also makes the aluminium structure easier to manufacture, install and manage. The same benefits apply to the construction of heliports at height or at ground level, thus allowing for greater flexibility in design and construction.

Low maintenance:
Properly designed marine-alloy structures are practically maintenance-free. This is because of the non-corrosive properties of aluminium.
As such, the maintenance costs are drastically reduced, especially for offshore structures and helipads at height, where maintenance can be extremely costly.

Safety:
The non-sparking properties of aluminium make it suitable for use in areas where there is a high risk of explosion or fire, such as oil rigs. In the event of accidents or emergencies, there is a significant reduction of fire risk.

The advantages of aluminium can be summarised as follows:

The ideal solution for platforms where weight is an issue;

Option to cantilever the structure of the helipad;

Perfectly suited to the marine environment due to its excellent resistance to corrosion;

No requirement for structural maintenance, coating inspections or repairs;

Very long life expectancy of the materials – more than 30 years (higher than the average lifespan of platforms and vessels themselves);

Low maintenance costs.

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