Walcon Marine, the UK-based market leader in the design, construction and installation of marinas, yacht harbours and berthing facilities, has won the contract to supply a complete marina package of walkways, finger pontoons and access bridge to the Jebel Ali Resort in Dubai, UAE. The new marina will replace a previous 35-year old facility at the same location.
The new facility is comprised of a main walkway 119 metres in length with three piers coming off it; ranging in length from 50 to 62 metres. 30 finger pontoons of varying specifications will deliver berths for 60 boats up to 15 metres long, while three longer pontoons plus a 46-metre stretch of open walkway will provide berthing for larger yachts.
Walcon’s System 2000 pontoons will be used throughout. Their aluminium structures provide excellent resistance to the high levels of corrosion that can occur as a result of the tropical climate of Dubai combined with the high levels of salinity found in the Arabian Gulf. The units will be manufactured by long-standing Walcon partner DBB Contracting LLC, which will also undertake the removal of the old pontoons together with the piling. A team from Walcon will undertake the installation, with assistance from DBB. The works are expected to begin in the early summer.
Walcon Marine has a long history of working in the Middle East and has had the pleasure of working on previous projects with the Jebel Ali Resort. In 2011 it designed and built a floating facility to host a fuel dock and a special berth to accommodate a floating restaurant together with all the necessary utilities and facilities.