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2017 September October Marina World

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Design your own system As an increasing number of countries have banned waste water discharge and watersports enthusiasts are becoming ever more environmentally-minded, marinas are now expected to offer simple, quick-drain waste water pump facilities. Dutch company Seijsener Marina Services - the first company to install a pumpout system in the Netherlands back in the 1980s - meets the brief with well established products and with the launch of YOSS (Your Own Sanitary System). Ease of use is the key. How much better for boat owners not to have to leave their berth in order to empty the waste tank? How about separate suction points at every berth? YOSS (right) offers central waste water facilities that suit the type of marina customer and the available drainage options on the site. Boaters simply grab a connector with hose from behind a hatch in the jetty, push the suction nozzle into the deck fitting and open the tap. After use, hose and suction nozzle quickly disappear back into the hatch. For a more conventional setup, Seijsener offers many pumpout options. At a basic level, the SP20 is a perfect fit. With a stainless steel house, heavyduty pump and straightforward controls, it is known for reliability and is reasonably priced. E: World Class Design, Manufacture & Installation Services Maricer (CPES Ltd) Vale Industrial Estate, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 5HE United Kingdom +44 (0) 1790 753164 46 - September/October 2017

PROFILE: PONTOONS & BREAKWATERS Key members of the Ingemar team, l to r: Paolo Tasca, production manager; Lorenzo Isalberti, president; Sebastiano Pulina, managing director; and Andrea Padoan, project manager. Customisation – with the help of science With enhanced production facilities designed to meet the needs of large breakwater sections, progressive R&D, in-house hydrodynamics software and a special team, Ingemar founder and president Lorenzo Isalberti has created a leading company in the floating structures sector. Donatella Zucca investigated Established in 1979 in Milan, where its headquarters remain, Ingemar has always specialised in port infrastructure and floating structures for recreational boat moorings and is now amongst the global leaders in this field. Its niche speciality is to work on a coordinated set of elements that meet the needs of both the customer and the immediate natural environment and to offer excellent after-sales service. The company prides itself on its production processes, which are the result of unique research, and ensures that all floating elements are as safe as fixed structures while being cheaper and eco-friendly. A total of 32 employees, and four industry collaborations to give a total of nine engineers, form the core of the company. Together, over the past five years, they have generated an average annual turnover of €9 million with high spots of €11 million when orders were especially good. All design and manufacture of floating docks and breakwaters, fixed quays and service distribution terminals takes place in the Ingemar factory in Casale sul Sile (Veneto). The factory spans an area of 7,000m² (75,347ft²), with 2,000m² (21,528ft²) covered and the remainder available for handling and storing materials. Retractable sheds have been built for the construction of prefabricated floating breakwater sections. “Our business in the breakwater sector is perhaps the most interesting for me,” asserts Lorenzo Isalberti. “With the decrease in the availability of natural harbours where floating docks can be more easily installed or where fixed breakwaters can offer protection, we need to build berths in increasingly difficult sites,” he says. “This is far more expensive so, whenever possible, we try to develop floating systems that function properly irrespective of the depth of the water. This makes for important economies.” “A traditional [fixed] marina on a seabed of, say, 6 to 8m (20 to 26ft) is too expensive but when floating structures are used, the seabed doesn’t make any difference,” he clarifies. “Furthermore, the wave action on a floating structure is very different from the action on a continuous and vertical barrier. Its efficiency depends heavily on the type of incidental wave, especially in terms of height, and the wave characteristics of the site in question. A floating dam in The outdoor area of Ingemar’s Casale sul Sile factory (above) is used for storing materials and concrete elements that are too large or heavy to be undercover. Interior space (right) is used for machining steel structures and mechanical components. - September/October 2017 47

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