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DOCKSIDE PRODUCTS

DOCKSIDE PRODUCTS Italian fenders and US pedestals for Panama Pearl project Equipment Company supplied and fitted its water and electricity pedestals to each of the 40 slips that accommodate vessels of 40 to 250 feet (12 to 76m). Contact Ronautica in Spain on email: info@ronaticamarinas.com and Inmare in Italy on email: info@inmare.net Dolphin Capital and investor group Verdeazul Eleta have teamed up to create an exclusive private island resort on Pedro Gonzalez, the third largest island of the Pearl Islands in the Pacific sector of Panama. Pontoons with Inmare fendering create an impressive private marina as part of the Pearl Island development. The first phase of the 400ha (988.4 acre) site includes a private marina, luxury beach club, residences and airport. A second marina with capacity for over 300 boats is planned in a second phase of construction. This will also see the development of an urban centre that is expected to be the hub of island life, with boulevards, restaurants and small shops. The project has generated more than 2,000 jobs and will contribute to the development of this part of Panama. The contribution to the local economy is expected to continue over the next 30 years, during the operation of the current development as well as the planned future expansion. Ronautica Marinas, via Tecnopuertos – its representative in Central America and the Caribbean – and in collaboration with Aquatica Engineering was chosen as the prime contractor for the private resort marina. The company was also granted the piling contract for which it mobilised its RO-800 pilot floating pontoon and 13 specialist staff. In order to minimise transport costs, all Ronautica pontoon structures were shipped in sections and gangway and bridge structures shipped in 12m (39ft) lengths. The assembly of pontoons mainly involved the fitting of floats but also included fitting fenders and pontoon connector units. The assembly tasks were undertaken on the mainland as there was insufficient space on Pedro Gonzales Island to put the components together. Assembled products were moved by lorry to the port and loaded onto barges provided by the Pearl Island ferry service. Ronautica selected Inmare dock fenders for the project on the basis that they offered maximum protection whilst helping to retain the good overall appearance of the system. Two versions were chosen – 144 Big Fender and 234 Doppio Zero – both designed and made in Italy. Inmare fenders are manufactured using a special ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) compound that is non-toxic and eco-friendly. They are durable and UVresistant and do not stain or scratch hulls. This is the second ‘Pearl’ contract for Inmare as the company supplied fenders in 2011 for another exclusive project – the Pearl in Qatar. When the fully protected pontoons were in place, US-based Accmar Accmar launches Ikatere Ikatere is the latest power pedestal to be launched by US company Accmar. It is named for a fish god in Polynesian mythology who is father to all sea creatures including mermaids. Available in marine grade aluminium or stainless steel grade 304 or 314, the pedestal comes in either white or bronze as standard with custom colours available. Electrical sockets are IP44 and IP67 from 30amps single phase up to 200amps three-phase and adhere strictly to the UL 231 standards guideline. All receptacles have LED lights, which are offered in amber, blue and green. Contact Accmar in the USA on email: info@accmarequipment.com 46 www.marinaworld.com - March/April 2016

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