Kinetic Key Engineering Company was found in 1988 and incorporated in 1991 in Hong Kong. Kinetic Key Co. Ltd. (KKCL) is a Consulting Engineer, Contractor, Equipment Supplier for Marine/Civil Engineering, Boat Mooring/Navigation Systems and Commercial Diving in Hong Kong and China (PRC).
KKCL worked with Manufacturers in mainland China (PRC) to
provide full range of Mooring Components (Mooring Buoys, Chains, Swivels, Shackles and Concrete Sinkers etc.) and develop the Non-metal Mooring Buoys included but not limited to
EVA / Polyurea and Fiberglass Module filled with hard
Mr. Kin-Kwong Li is the Director and General Manager of KKCL, Mr. Li is a British, Chinese and Hong Kong Registered Marine Engineer and Licensed Commercial Diving Specialist since 1982 and 1990 respectively. He has involved in a variety of marine engineering projects both above and under water for more than 40 years. The desire to train quality divers and promote diving related educations led to the formation of Hong Kong Institute of Scuba Training Ltd. (HKIST) and Scuba World Club (SWC) in Hong Kong since 1989, and Shenzhen Scuba World Co. Ltd. (SZSWC) in Shenzhen, China (PRC) since 2004. As a professional engineer and educator over 30 years, Mr. Li has trained and certified more than 4,000 students including 500 Professional Instructors and Instructor Trainers, and will continue to provide all levels of training courses to enable you to become the best and the most respectable divers and dive leaders in the diving community.
With his sound experiences in marine engineering and commercial diving, Mr. Li has been inviting as Expert Witness at the High Court in Hong Kong to provide expert opinions and advises on marine, recreational and commercial diving accidents since 1995. Professional Qualifications of Mr. Kin-Kwong Li:
Master in Business
DESIGN, SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF BOAT MOORING SYSTEMS
The weaknesses of the traditional Steel Mooring Buoys are rusty, worn out and bearing of all pulling forces among the cylindrical structure of the Mooring Buoy. In case of aging and/or collision, the Steel Mooring Buoys will be creaked, holed, sunk or even pulled apart during a heavy storm.
Non-metal Mooring Buoys are available in two versions: Middle Shaft Version (Stainless Steel Middle Shaft with top and bottom Mooring Rings) and Through Chain Version (The Mooring Buoy with Stainless Steel Hollow Structure that allow the Chain to go through). The idea of the Non-metal Mooring Buoys is to remove the stress (pulling forces) from the cylindrical structure of the Mooring Buoy, thus, all the pulling forces will be directly taken over by the middle shaft or mooring chain and the mooring lines to the Boat, the Mooring Buoy itself only acts as a floatation unit to support the weight of the mooring chain and maintain 50 % of its height stays afloat on the surface as required.
high technology support and availability of new material nowadays,
the new designed Non-metal Mooring Buoys are either made with high density
Ethylene-co-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) inside and sprayed with several coats of
Polyurea outside, or Fiberglass Module filled with
hard Polyurethane (PU) inside.
Despite the weight and size of a Non-metal Mooring Buoy is much
less than a Steel Mooring Buoy under
the same requirement, a Non-metal
Mooring Buoy is more long lasting
(10 years under normal usage)
and maintenance free for long term operation. It really overcome most of the previous
problems on the Steel Mooring Buoys
and significantly reduce the on-going maintenance costs. Colour Choice in Yellow / Green / Red is also available upon request.
KKCL is a Supplier for Mooring Components, such as Mooring Buoys, Mooring Chains, Swivels, Shackles and Concrete Sinkers etc. and is more than capable to design, supply and install the full set of Mooring System to meet your Boat requirement. Sample of the Non-metal Mooring Buoy is available at our Warehouse at Aberdeen, HK for your inspection and hand-on experience upon request.
Manufacturing of the Non-metal Mooring / Navigation Buoys
All Non-metal Mooring Buoys and Navigation Buoys are tailor-made at our Factory in mainland China (PRC) based on individual requirement and are approved by Hong Kong Marine Department. The manufacturing processes of the EVA / Polyurea Mooring / Navigation Buoys are:
The size of a Mooring System is dependent upon the total length of the Boat, the Mooring Chains and Concrete Sinkers to be used will normally be listed in the Letter from the HK Marine Department. The size and the type of the Mooring Buoy used will not be specified, however, the requirement is the Mooring Buoy (Buoyancy) should be 50 % stayed afloat on the surface after Chain installation.Please take note that higher the Mooring Buoy afloat on the surface, higher the chance of titling sideway that cause the growth of marine barnacles on the top half of the Mooring Buoy.
Generally, a Boat of total length less than 9 meters will use Chain size 12 - 26 mm, a Mooring Buoy of 0.8 meter in Diameter will be required. A Boat of total length between 10 - 15 meters will use Chain size 28 - 36 mm, a Mooring Buoy of 1.0 meter in Diameter will be required. A Boat of total length between 17 - 26 meters will use Chain size 37 - 40 mm, a Mooring Buoy of 1.2 - 1.3 meter in Diameter will be required. The entire cylindrical body of the Non-metal Mooring Buoy is very light-weight (buoyant), never get rusty and worn out, no painting is required, it may last for 10 years or more under normal usage without extensive care.
The cost of making a Non-metal Mooring Buoy is very compatible to those Steel Mooring Buoys that filled with Styrofoam inside and fully covered with Fiberglass outside, but the durability and maintenance free is much better. KKCL is more than capable to design, tailor-made and install the full set of Mooring System to suit your Boat requirement upon request.
Non-metal Mooring Buoys Vs Traditional Steel Mooring Buoys
For inquiry, please contact Mr. Li