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2017 Nov Dec Marina World

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NEWS FOCUS: MONTENEGRO Marina completes at Portonovi Marina Portonovi, an essential element of the €650 million upmarket Portonovi Resort in Montenegro, has been completed. The marina, designed by UK-based Marina Projects and installed by Marinetek NCP of Croatia, is set to become a key nautical destination in the Mediterranean and a seasonal hot-spot for superyachts. Montenegro has become an exciting destination, and Portonovi enjoys a prime 26ha (64 acre) scenic location in the Boka Kotorska on a stretch of indented coastline with quick access to the Adriatic. On completion, the resort will feature nearly 300 luxury villas and apartments, One & Only’s first European hotel, and upmarket dining and retail outlets. Marina Projects, under contract to the resort developer Azmont Investments, was responsible for design, coordination, procurement and delivery of the marina and integration with the shoreline elements. The marina design provides a range of berthing including a number of smaller berths reserved for the exclusive year-round use of residents. The remainder will be available for visiting boats and superyachts up to 70m (230ft). The outer fixed breakwater can also be used for seasonal mooring of vessels up to 200m (650ft) in length. The Marina Projects design includes a number Floating pontoons have been connected to the quayside using special wall guides. Marinetek pontoons installed in the sheltered Marina Portonovi basin. of fixed piers, which were constructed under a separate contract following a competitive tender process. Marinetek was awarded the contract to design, build and supply all floating structures. Commenting on the contract, Phil Dunn, technical director at Marina Projects, noted: “Marinetek provided a detailed proposal that met all of the requirements established within our Performance Specification and the result, delivered on time, speaks for itself.” Serbian company Aquamont built fixed breakwaters surrounding the marina basin using a concrete pile and deck solution to allow for the necessary water circulation required by the design. The Marinetek floating structures are moored using Seaflex and include a 180m (590ft) long floating breakwater protecting the east-facing entrance to the marina. This was manufactured using 5m (16ft) wide Marinetek M5300 BRK modules. Marinetek supplied a broad range of technical solutions using a variety of pontoon types, including ‘Super Yacht’ pontoons up to 45 tons and of 4m (13ft) width, and ‘All-Concrete Heavy Duty’ pontoons that are 2.5m (8ft) wide. All elements are connected using semiflexible couplings with rubber shock absorbers and steel screws for long life and minimal maintenance. The pontoons are attached to the quayside using wall guides. An additional pontoon, adjacent to the fuel dock, features a built-in water purification system. This is designed with channels to collect any waste water, grease and oil. The separator processes the waste material, purifies any water for release into the sea, and stores oil and grease in a separate reservoir for removal. All concrete elements for the project were manufactured at Marinetek NCP’s production plants in Šibenik, loaded onto Luxury residences and retail outlets will overlook the marina when building is complete. - November/December 2017 17

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