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2017 May June Marina World

The magazine for the marina industry

MARINA PLANNING & DESIGN

MARINA PLANNING & DESIGN New pontoons now installed as part of the major refurbishment at Roermond City Marina on the River Meuse. Rocky road to renovation Holland Marinas, a privately owned enterprise in the Maasplassen lake district in the south east of the Netherlands, has earned an international reputation for quality of amenities and services. Efforts to significantly expand and upgrade Roermond City Marina, one of the company’s two marinas on the River Meuse, is now well under way. But the journey has taken a decade. In a tight timeframe from November 2016 to March 2017, owner Rob Vrancken CMM and his team, oversaw an expansion of 520 to 600 berths, closing the marina for the months involved while dredging, piling and relocation of pontoons took place. Holland Marinas manufactured the pontoons in house using Fiberstruct decking and commissioned Seijsener to install Harbour-in dockside pedestals and install a new electricity network and water supply system. LeeStrom provided a new pump-out system. The marina was expanded in order to increase the size of the fairways and introduce larger berths with finger piers. Single berths have been designed to accommodate vessels in specific ranges (9-12m [29-39ft], 12-15m [39-49ft] and 15-18m [49-59ft]) and have been generously sized to comfortably take the maximum boat length in each category. The renovation process was well planned. When half of the dredging work had been completed, the existing pontoons were moved aside and 70 steel piles were removed. A month later 88 new steel piles were positioned and the pontoons transferred to their new location. Nine new gangways were installed and building began on a main pier approximately 330m (1,082ft) long, 36 x 12m (39ft) long side piers and 44 x 9m (29ft) long side piers. A new car park for 700 vehicles, all utilities and a new entrance were completed. According to Vrancken, customers were amazed at all that had been achieved in such a short build time and showed their appreciation of the new level of luxury by swiftly occupying all new berths that were not reserved for visitors. But he remembers well the ten-year planning and permissions process. “We had neighbours who didn’t want anything to change and took every opportunity to take us to A sleek Seijsener Harbour-in dockside system and emergency station (above and below left) upgrade amenities. The new pontoons (below right) are generously proportioned and designed to suit vessels in specific size ranges. 36 www.marinaworld.com - May/June 2017

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