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 (Chains, Swivels, Shackles and Concrete Sinkers etc.) and develop the Non-metal (EVA / Polyurea) Mooring / Navigation Buoys, it has been well accepted as a more reliable Products for long term operation. Currently, KKCL is working with Private Boat Clubs in Hong Kong for upgrading their existing Mooring Systems with the new designed Products.
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 / NAVIGATION 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.
The idea of the Non-metal (EVA / Polyurea) Mooring Buoys either in Stainless Steel Middle Shaft version or Through Chain version 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.
With the high technology support and availability of new material nowadays, the new designed Non-metal Mooring Buoys are completely made with high density Ethylene-co-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) inside and sprayed with several coats of Polyurea outside, while the top and bottom Mooring Rings and/or the Middle Structure are made by 304 Stainless Steel. The Non-metal Mooring Buoys overcome most of the previous problems on the Steel Mooring Buoys and significantly reduce the on-going maintenance costs.
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). 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. Colour Choice in Yellow / Green / Red is also available upon request.
KKCL is also a Supplier for Mooring Components, such as 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 (EVA / Polyurea) Mooring and 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 are:
The size of a Mooring Buoy (Buoyancy) is dependent upon the length of the Boat and the size of mooring chain used. It is also required that the mooring system after installation, 50 % of the Mooring Buoy should stay afloat on the surface. Generally, a Boat of total length less than 10 meters will use Chain size 18 - 25 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 25 - 36 mm, a Mooring Buoy of 1 meter in Diameter will be required. A Boat of total length between 20 - 26 meters will use Chain size 40 mm, a Mooring Buoy of 1.2 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.
The cost of making a Non-metal (EVA / Polyurea) Mooring / Navigation Buoy is very compatible to those Steel Mooring / Navigation Buoys that are required to fill with Styrofoam inside and fully covered with Fiberglass outside, but the durability and maintenance free is much better. KKCL may design, tailor-made and install the complete set of Mooring System to suit your Boat requirement, including Mooring Chain with Swivels, Shackles and Concrete Sinkers etc. upon request.
Non-metal Mooring Buoys Vs Traditional Steel Mooring Buoys
For inquiry, please contact Mr. Li