MDL France has been appointed to undertake a new design study on behalf of the Communauté du Golf de Saint-Tropez.

The design study is part of a project to install moorings close to the Plage de Pampelonne, near Saint-Tropez, a well-known destination for superyachts.

The project intends to reduce the impact of visiting vessels on local marine wildlife, by encouraging superyachts to make use of new moorings, rather than laying to anchor off the beach.

MDL France will provide comprehensive project management for the study, utilising the teams’ many years of expertise.

MDL will be supported by three partners — Fugro, Innosea and Jifmar —who will provide specialist assistance with the study, which includes layout design, meteorological and wave studies, a geotechnical study, and environmental input.

Francois Ricaud, MDL France president, comments: “We are very pleased to have been selected as marina consultant to the Communauté du Golf de Saint-Tropez. Saint-Tropez is known throughout the world for its status as a luxury boating destination and Plage de Pampelonne is a real jewel in its crown, so it’s a high profile development to be working on.”

MDL France is a partner of MDL Marinas Group Ltd, Europe’s leading marina operator, and MDL Marina Consultancy, specialist marina consultants.

Commenting on the enws, Eamonn Feeney, managing director of MDL Marinas, says: “We are delighted that MDL France has been appointed to manage this development at one of Europe’s most prestigious yachting destinations. Our specialist consultancy team will be supporting MDL France with services and advice on all aspects of this project and we look forward to getting started.”