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2017 May June Marina World

The magazine for the marina industry

Composite Timber Pontoon

Composite Timber Pontoon Decking Suitable for pontoons, fingers, jetties, balconies, mooring pontoons and boardwalks. Dura Ultra Deck is the ideal alternative to traditional wood, offering a longer lasting decking that is environmentally friendly, easy to install and requires minimal maintenance. DEALER CONTACTS MIDDLE EAST REGION: (Except Bahrain and Kuwait) Unichem Trading, FZE Contact: Mr. Hamidreza Aminifard Tel: +971 9 2282653 email: info@unichem-trd.com Web: www.unichem-trd.com BAHRAIN - Arabian Marinas Contact: Hussain al Matrook Tel: +973 17 467 664 email: h.almatrook@adco.bh Web: www.amco.bh UK Head Office +44 (0)1255 440297 enquiries@duracomposites.com www.duracomposites.com KUWAIT - Synthetic Wood LLC Contact: Fawaz Alsagran Tel: +965 2474 7794 Mob: +965 6562 7557 email: syntheticwood@gmail.com EUROPE: FRANCE - Metalu Contact: Mr. Gilles Pelle Tel: +33 2 40 391 840 email: g.pelle@metalu.com Web: www.metalu.com Ultra Deck Composite Timber Decking Natural wood look 10 Year Warranty No need to paint or treat Colour stable Solid boards available 4 colours available To enquire about becoming a distributor contact us now! Marina insurance protection. Markel’s marina policies are tailored to you Good to see you at the IMBC, Florida Multi language products now available in Spanish, Latin American Spanish and Greek marine.trades@markelintl.com www.markelinternational.com MK MarineTrades 132x182.indd 1 06/03/2017 10:44

MARINA PLANNING & DESIGN The Holland Marinas team built the new pontoons in-house using Fibrestruct decking material. court, and changes in political parties where the opposition became part of a coalition and we lost three years by having to start the whole process over again,” he told Marina World. “Different civil servants had to be consulted for dredging, water regulations and building restrictions, and because the whole process took so long, reports and research became out of date and had to be done again – at extra cost.” In 2006 when planning commenced, Holland Marinas believed that the gravel and sand from the dredging would pay for the infrastructure. “But in 2008 the recession started and there was no demand for raw materials,” Vrancken noted. “This meant that the dredging wasn’t going to earn us money but cost us money.” And the cost burden also rose significantly when the marina group was told it had to transport the dredged silt to a special processing area in Rotterdam. There were lessons to learn. “Never underestimate the politics and influence of your neighbours and find different suppliers for the same product – if one cannot deliver, the other possibly can,” Vrancken advised, adding “nothing ever goes according to plan.” Continued development is nonetheless on the cards as the marina intends to reconfigure five further piers over the next three years and install a new prefabricated building to house sanitary facilities, laundry, fitness and recreation rooms, marina office and a home for the marina manager. This project has been timed for November/ December this year. Roermond City Marina enjoys nearby amenities at the local village of Herten and is just a few kilometres from the lovely historic city of Roermond and Holland Marinas’ second facility; the 800-berth Marina Stevensweert. Reconfiguring this marina will be the company’s next project. www.marinaworld.com - May/June 2017 39

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