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WORLD NEWS Call for tenders SPAIN: Tenders are being invited for the renovation of the port of Carboneras in Almería. Interested parties have until 20th February to submit offers for the project, which will have a 40 year lease further to completion of work. The project area covers 3.7ha (9 acres) and includes a 260-berth marina for vessels of 6 to 15m (18 to 49ft) in length; a commercial/technical building plot and car parking space; and new pontoons for the fishing fleet. E: Spence returns to IMBC USA: John Spence will deliver the keynote address at the 17th International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) held 23rd-25th January 2019 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. His presentation is entitled ‘Creating a Culture of Purpose’. Spence is recognised as one of the top 100 business thought leaders and one of the top 500 leadership development experts in the world. He is an international keynote speaker and management consultant, and has written five books on business and life success. “John was our keynote speaker at IMBC 2013, presenting on Business Excellence, and we are excited to have him back with us again this year,” said Joe Riley CMM, chairman of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) - organiser of IMBC. For information about attending IMBC, visit Vero Beach expansion completes USA: Meeco Sullivan has completed an expansion of the Suntex Vero Beach Marina at Grand Harbor residential community in Vero Beach, Florida. The project utilised the Sullivan Timber System with ipe decking, polyethylene floats and piling anchors to create 23 open slips of 40 to 60ft (12 to 18m) with two 120ft (36.5m) T-heads and 300ft (91m) of connecting docks. The marina now has capacity for 155 boats of 35 to 120ft (11 to 36.5m) and a 150ft (46m) face dock for transient boats. A customised floating dock for the electrical substation was also built. This was the fourth project the company completed for Suntex Marinas in 2018. SPAIN: Marina Ibiza is undertaking a make-over for its winter season to improve its appearance and better utilise space. By placing particular emphasis on enhancing commercial areas, dining and leisure facilities, the marina hopes to further boost its visitor numbers by becoming a unique tourist hub on the island. - January/February 2019 11

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