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WORLD NEWS One Island Park joins IGY network Sicilian marina takes shape ITALY: Work is nearing completion on the new Capo d’Orlando marina in Sicily, which will berth 562 boats of up to 40m 131(ft) in length. Owned by the MPN Marinas Group and managed by MP Network, a specialist in maritime start-ups, the marina has been built by ATI in association with Franco Giuseppe Srl and Eurovega Costruzioni Srl. It is formed of two large piers connected to the wharf and a series of mooring fingers. Moorings throughout are of Mediterranean mooring type with bollards, deep chains and deadweights. Ingemar built the 5m (16ft) wide main piers using its new type of continuous floating elements with a freeboard of USA: IGY Marinas has expanded its Florida marina portfolio into the South Florida region with the addition of One Island Park on Terminal Island, Miami Beach. “Miami is one of the leading luxury yachting destinations in the United States, making this a significant achievement for our targeted growth strategy in Florida,” said Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas. One Island Park boasts the largest private purpose-built megayacht dock in the USA and can accommodate vessels over 730ft (222m). The IGY network already caters for the world’s largest vessels, with five of its 15 locations offering dockage to yachts over 300ft (91m). In order to ensure a smooth transition into the IGY Marinas portfolio, the company has appointed Gili Wojnowich CMM as general manager. Prior to this, he served as operations manager for IGY Marinas corporate. 60cm (24in) and an elevated overload capacity of 500kg/m³, to allow for the secure passage of electric vehicles and give a wide access corridor to the mooring pontoons. Overall there is 280m (919ft) of monobloc floating pontoons in reinforced concrete with polystyrene core. Modules measure 12.5 x 5m (41 x 16ft) and are connected with semi-rigid joints. An ample central compartment protected by wooden panels is installed for the transit of maintenance vehicles. The mooring pontoons are discontinuous floating elements to allow for the recycling of surface water and are finished with exotic hardwood walkways. The single fingers, up to 150m (492ft) in length, extend for an overall area of 850m² (9,149ft²) and are made of 2.5m (8ft) wide modules. All the floating structures are moored with tubular steel pilings fixed to the sea floor by special sliding devices that allow for vertical movement according to wave swell and tidal variations. All berths are supplied with firefighting terminals and Plus Marine dockside pedestals with EPower systems (see Dockside Pedestals & Lighting p. 41). Shoreside facilities include a repairs workshop, storage hangar and yacht club as well as 3,000m² (32,292ft²) of shops, bars, restaurants and minimarkets. - March/April 2017 13

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