Work on a rubble mound boulder revetment at the Marina di Valletta in Malta which was started early in 2017 has recently been completed. This revetment will allow more pontoon berths to be installed and this project followed on from studies of the seabed and a simulated wave assessment carried out by Artelia from France, a leading hydrography survey specialist.
Artelia has previously undertaken work for Transport Malta and its various wave and climate studies have been performed at a number of locations.
The Marina di Valletta revetment will absorb the long wave swells particularly through the impact produced by north to easterly conditions. It will also provide year-round protection for craft berthed in the marina.
Marina di Valletta will become fully operational in 2018 offering more than 250 berths for yachts between 10m (39ft) and 28m (92ft). In addition, there will be transit berths for yachts up to 45m (148ft).