Custom Buoy Design

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MAKING GREAT IDEAS FLOAT SINCE 1973

Backed by more than 40 years of experience in product design and manufacturing, Tidal Marine/Northwest Plastics can turn your ideas into reality. Supported by highly specialized technical teams and a 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Tidal can design and/or manufacture custom buoys, floats, fenders, floating barriers, towers and structures to your exact specifications. Whether you need help with a design, or you want a full product development service and manufacture, we can help.

SMART IDEAS SUPPORTED BY SMARTER SOFTWARE

It’s easy to make a product float. Things get more interesting when your product has to float, remain stable in various environmental conditions, withstand break forces, as well as being manageable to transport, install and maintain, among many other considerations. Our product development team utilizes cutting edge design and analytic software programs such as SolidWorks Simulation, Ansys Aqwa, and COMSOL Multiphysics to look at designs from every angle, newton, hydrodynamic force, load condition… you get the point!
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YOUR IDEA IS OUR SPECIALTY

Some of our products that we have designed over our 40+ year history are:

  • The first roto-molded navigational buoy for the Canadian Coast Guard
  • The largest one piece navigation buoy – foam filled with recyclable polystyrene
  • Analytics buoys designed for use in the harshest offshore marine conditions. These buoys include features such as moon-pools, large battery storage, and various pieces of sensitive analytic equipment
  • One piece and modular compensation buoys designed to keep aquaculture operations securely anchored and reduce the risk of equipment failure