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WORLD NEWS Golden rebuilds storm-torn marina USA: Family-owned Moss Marine of Fort Myers Beach, Florida has rebuilt its 49-year old marina following devastation caused in 2017 by Hurricane Irma. Golden Marine Systems installed 950 double and 850 single e-track docking to create a dock measuring 7,500ft² (697m²). Made of 6061 T6 marine grade aluminium with stainless steel components, the innovative system allows for adjustable cleats, finger piers and pile guides. With rubber Flexi- Block Connectors, there’s no creaking. Service troughs provide exceptional utility access. The decking and fascia boards are manufactured from a lowmaintenance, long-life composite. New design for giant breakwater CANADA: Marinetek North America has installed a giant breakwater in the challenging waters of Saguenay in Quebec. The project featured the company’s new KH-series breakwater units, which weigh in at 86 tons apiece at the top of the range. The City of Saguenay set a demanding brief for a floating breakwater system that could remain in the water during the harsh, icy winters and offer protection from aggressive waves and tides during the summer operating season. Daily tides can stretch up to 6.9m (23ft); water depths vary from 6 to 24m (20 to 80ft); and waves can reach 2.2m (7.5ft) high. In addition, the installation has to sit in brackish water with up to a metre of thick ice, and withstand winds up to 75mph (121km/h). Breakwater units, each measuring 6m (20ft) wide x 20m (66ft) long x 2.4m (8ft) high, were built for the project, which was designed by Marinetek from start to finish. “One of the main challenges was to anchor Golden Marine Systems led the project, coordinating everything from obtaining the permits to scheduling and overseeing the installation of the docks, utilities and fuel system. Amsterdam 2018, 13 - 15 November Remember to register for Metstrade 2018 at Visit Marina World in the Marina & Yard Pavilion on stand 05.500. See you there! these immense floating breakwaters in deep water with the large tides,” explained Richard Murray, Marinetek North America managing director and head engineer. “After reviewing all the design criteria and site conditions, we decided to use heavy duty steel chain with massive anchor blocks on the longer section and large steel vertical H-beams along the seawall for the shorter section.” The breakwater units were shipped from Marinetek’s Croatian factory to Canada, towed to the project site and installed in August 2018 using 80 concrete sinkers and chains. Four vertical steel H-beams were secured to the seawall. The KH-series is the result of over 12 months’ R&D including extensive research, design and engineering, and tank tests conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland, one of the leading companies of its kind in Europe. - November/December 2018 11

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