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2017 January February Marina World

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WORLD NEWS COVER STORY: Plans for MENA’s largest marina DC marina boosts IGY network USA: Florida-based IGY Marinas has been appointed to manage National Harbour Marina (above), a 70-slip facility just 15 minutes from Washington, DC. The contract expands the IGY network, which comprises 14 marinas in seven countries. The new northeast location is a milestone for IGY’s expansion in the USA. “National Harbor has become a major tourism destination and hot bed for new development projects, making it the perfect location for IGY Marinas to expand its presence in the area,” says IGY CEO Tom Mukamal. “National Harbor and the Washington DC region were high on the list and, due to the success of the development in the area, the marina provides great potential as a yachting destination. We look forward to working with local stake holders and our strategic partners within the industry to make this destination the yachting epicentre of our capital’s region.” As part of the integration process, IGY will team up with the marina to begin implementing services and operations. It will also leverage existing relationships within its network, host special events and run initiatives to raise the maritime profile of the marina to a new level. UAE: As Marina World closed for press, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the development of Dubai Harbour, a unique new waterfront destination that will feature the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s largest marina. The project, located in the area between Jumeirah Beach Residences and Palm Jumeirah known as Mina Al Seyahi, will be developed by Meraas. Styled as an iconic waterfront destination, Dubai Harbour extends over 460 acres (186ha) and will include a 1,400 berth marina as well as a cruise ship port and terminal, a giant shopping mall, an events arena, luxurious residential buildings, hotels, offices, public services, restaurants, cafés and Dubai Lighthouse. The masterplan of the new destination integrates Skydive Dubai, Dubai International Marine Club and Logo Island into a single community. To Dalma development completes UAE: Marinas Performance, a joint venture of Australia-based Superior Jetties and UAE-based Al Masaood, has installed a 152-berth pontoon system (below) on Dalma Island 42km (27mi) off Abu Dhabi. The Dalma project has been implemented to further develop and enhance existing on-water facilities and caters strategically for local fishermen with berths for 15m (49ft) fishing boats and wooden dhows and leisure boats of 5 to 15m (16 to 49ft). With all-concrete Superior Super Elite pontoons, the marina features 3m (10ft) wide main walkways and 1.6m (5ft) wide x 15m (49ft) long concrete fingers moored by Seaflex. The anchoring system, which comprises 280 Seaflex units and concrete deadweight blocks, was facilitated by the use of Superior’s Trumpet mooring guides, which are cast into the pontoons and allow for topside adjustments from the deck. be developed in phases, Dubai Harbour will be completed in four years once ground has been broken. A more detailed report will appear in the March/April issue of Marina World. Modifications to the existing rock revetment wall were required to allow for the installation of 16m (52ft) long aluminium gangways. All components were fabricated at the company’s yard in Sharjah. The installation was completed with Rolec Classic pedestals and a bespoke fire-fighting system. Government of Dubai Media Office - January/February 2017 13

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