Navigation Plan Design

Navigation plan design can range in complexity from a short channel servicing a marina or yacht club to a multi-approach, on demand, remote monitored navigation system used for commercial purposes at Oil & Gas terminals and large Ports & Harbours.

There are many challenges that are present when designing a comprehensive navigation plan, from accommodating the minimum and maximum vessel sizes to adverse environmental conditions and budgetary constraints. We work with your engineers to overcome obstacles by using our experience and creativity to assist you design quality navigation plans that are efficient, cost effective and safe.

We have an extensive and comprehensive product offering of visual Aids to Navigation (AtoN). These products are designed to work together to create a complete Navigation System.  Each item has a specific purpose, depending on the environmental and/or geographic limitations of a particular location.

Working with your engineering team, vessel captains, local pilots, Coast Guard and Transport Canada, we can assist in recommending cost effective AtoN products that will meet the level of service requirements as the navigation plan is developed with stakeholders.  Some projects will lend themselves to a buoyed channel while others will rely predominantly on shore-based “fixed” AtoN such as range or sector lights. The use of both “fixed” and “floating” aids in conjunction with one another may also be the best solution.

Once the right combination of AtoN is selected to satisfy the level of service, we assist your surveyor to produce representational drawings and mock ups of the proposed navigation plan. These are created using digital charts and readily available satellite imagery to assist in final review and approval of the AtoN navigation plan.

We are also available to consult on projects where a navigation plan has been provided by a governmental authority or other third party. Our product expertise and experience allows us to determine if there are potential modifications that may be more efficient, less costly or provide a safer overall design.  We work with our clients to have amendments to plans approved.  Allow us to put our experience to work for you.

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