Walcon Marine, the UK-based marina pontoon manufacturer and installer, has won the contract to supply the Jebel Ali Resort in Dubai with a complete marina package of walkways, finger pontoons and access bridge. The new marina will replace a previous 35-year-old facility at the same location.
The new facility will comprise a main walkway 119m in length with three piers coming off it, ranging from 50m-62m in length. Thirty finger pontoons of varying specifications will deliver berths for 60 boats up to 15m, while three longer pontoons plus a 46m stretch of open walkway will provide berthing for larger yachts.
Walcon’s System 2000 pontoons will be used throughout. 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. Works are expected to begin in the early summer.
Walcon Marine has a long history of working in the Middle East and has worked on previous projects with the Jebel Ali Resort. In 2011, the company 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.