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WORLD NEWS ... STOP PRESS ... All change for IWMC 2018 GREECE: The Greek Marinas Association (GMA) is to host the 2018 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) in the city of Athens, 25 th -27 th October. The decision to award GMA the bid was made by the ICOMIA Marinas Group (IMG) at its autumn meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Stavros Katsikadis, president of the GMA, is delighted to have secured the opportunity to act as host. “I’m confident IWMC 2018 will be a high-performing, world class event. Delegates will benefit from quality content and the expertise of the exceptional international speakers IWMC attracts. Athens promises them an unforgettable experience,” he said. The New Zealand Marina Operators Association, the original host for IWMC 2018, is now scheduled to take the event forward in 2020. VISION EXPERIENCE INTEGRITY PASSION LEADERSHIP APCC wins Deira contract UAE: Master developer Nakheel has awarded APCC Piling and Contracting LLC an AED165 million (US million) contract to build six marinas for Deira Islands, Dubai. The marinas will have a total of 614 berths for yachts up to 60m (197ft) in length and construction will begin immediately with phased delivery over two years. Dana Point Deira Islands is a new coastal city that will add 40km (25mi) to Dubai’s coastline and house a population of around 250,000. It is also planned as a hub for tourism. developer selected USA: Dana Point Harbor Partners (DPHP) LLC has been chosen by the County of Orange Board of Supervisors as master developer for the Dana Point Harbor revitalisation plan. The Florida marina was built in the early 1970s and is in need of significant modernisation. The two-phase project commenced in July this year with street improvements. The second phase is tentatively scheduled to begin in January 2018 with construction planned for December 2018 to December 2025 subject to timing of option terms and lease approval. DPHP’s programme proposes 2,296 wet slips, 388 drystack spaces and valet boater slips; commercial and retail space; two hotels; offices; and a surfing museum. The team comprises three co-managing members: Burnham Ward Properties (commercial core); Bellwether Financial Group (wet and dry marina); and R D Olsen Development (hotels). Supervisor Todd Spitzer, Third District, explained the aim: “The harbour revitalisation is intended to enhance public access opportunities, provide updated visitor-serving commercial and marine recreational amenities, provide water quality improvements and promote coastal resource preservation throughout the harbour. Once completed, the harbour will be a space that all Orange County residents and visitors will benefit from.” THE WOR COMPREH - November/December 2017 7

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