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PRODUCTS, SERVICES & PEOPLE Lifetime service recognised Group expands with dredger investment The Harbour Management Division of The Marine Group, owner/operator of four coastal marinas and other properties in Wales, has expanded its dredging capabilities by purchasing a bespoke water injection dredger, CMS Seaka (above). The move follows the successful deployment of CMS Innovation, which prompted the company to develop a more powerful and highly efficient machine that adopts the same environmentally friendly water injection technology. The Marine Group purchased CMS Seaka as a multicat in 2018. It was then comprehensively redesigned by OSD- IMT and rebuilt by the original builders, GRA, and The Marine Group’s own in-house team of engineers, Cardiff Diesel Services. The new design allows the team to dredge more efficiently and in higher volumes than in previous operations. The commission of Seaka is part of the group’s ongoing commitment to the evolution and development of Burry Port Marina. While water injection dredging has continually been used to develop channels and berths in the marina, Seaka will accelerate the process of taking Burry Port from a forgotten sailing destination back to its rightful place as a jewel of the Carmarthenshire coast. While not working at the group’s marinas around Wales, Seaka will be able to provide cost effective solutions for dredging to other customers. The vessel can be transported to site via road in one piece, allowing the team to start work within 30 minutes of being in the water. Seaka’s size allows marinas and ports to remain fully operational while dredging is undertaken. And, as she can reach a maximum depth of 8.5m (28ft), she will be one of the most efficient water injection dredgers in Wales, and ideal for marinas and smaller ports where traditional dredging is uneconomic. While 2020 was a difficult year for a lot of Welsh businesses, The Marine Group continued its path of expansion, investment and diversification. In addition to investing in Seaka, the business expanded to offer hydrographic surveying and harbour management consultancy services. Andrew Chapman (centre) presented the awards to Jeff d’Albora (right) and Trish McAndrew, who accepted on behalf of her late husband Ian. The Australia-based Marina Industries Association (MIA) has recognised Jeff d’Albora and Ian McAndrew (posthumously) as recipients of the first Lifetime Achievement Awards. Collectively, Jeff d’Albora and Ian McAndrew provided 70 years of service to the marina and wider marine industries in Australia and both made a significant contribution to industry development on the international stage. The MIA established the award in 2019 to recognise individuals who have been major contributors to the marina industry over an extended period of time and for a majority of their professional life. In announcing these first winners, MIA president Andrew Chapman said “the bar for this award is now set at a very high level.” He spoke of the commitment, dedication and industry leadership provided by both recipients, their instrumental work in laying the foundations of the MIA and their entrepreneurial spirit and business achievements. He expressed great regret at being unable to present the award to Ian McAndrew, who sadly passed away in June 2020. 52 – January/February 2021

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