Signing of a 3-year contract
Port (01), 4 October 2011 – Via its subsidiary across the Atlantic, Poralu Marine is continuing to develop its activity in North America with the renovation of the Outer Harbour Marina, located in Toronto. Capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto is Canada's largest city with 2.5 million inhabitants.
Under the terms of an invitation to tender launched by the Port Authority of Toronto, Poralu Marine was awarded the renovation of the marina of the Outer Harbour with a replacement of the pontoons, fingers and gangways.
Although the environmental dimension of the products offered by Poralu Marine was a key factor in obtaining this contract, its position as a supplier of top-of-the-range port systems worldwide determined the final choice of the customer.
New premises provide room for expansion
Present in France for 15 years, Mastervolt, leading supplier of electrical power solutions to the worldwide marine, mobile and solar markets, has recently moved into new premises that are located in a large business centre in Mouans Sartoux. Still in the Cannes area, on the French Riviera, the French team wished to remain close to their marine customers, but made the move due to needed expansion of their working and warehousing space.
Stuart Ingram, Director of Mastervolt France, explained, “The new premises now offer a 350m2 building, with modern training and service facilities and larger storage areas at our disposal.
The move allows the whole team to work in a more professional environment and we now plan to offer regular training courses for installers and customers in both the marine and solar business.”
Surge in interest for floating entanglement device
A British Company which makes compressed air cannons has reported a surge in the interest for its new floating entanglement device which can stop pirate skiffs in their tracks.
Cardiff based maritime security and survival experts, BCB International Ltd, have unveiled a new floating entanglement projectile which can be deployed from its British made compressed air launcher called the ‘Sea Stinger’.
The company reports that it has piqued the interest of the Maritime Industry as it focuses on new techniques of combatting the growing menace of sea piracy as part of the International Maritime Organisation’s World Maritime Week (26-30 September).
Ambitious plans announced at the PSP Southampton Boat Show
Boatshed.com, the world’s number one yacht brokerage platform specialising in the sale of used boats, has unveiled ambitious plans for expansion.
Founder Neil Chapman announced today at the PSP Southampton Boat Show how the company plans to revolutionise the marine industry’s approach to selling boats and widen its reach further across the world with an industry first initiative.
For the first time the technology, data and top secret business model that powers the Boatshed.com online platform is available for use by established marine businesses, either under the Boatshed.com brand or as an own label solution.
Iberdola to install its first wind farm in Germany
Spain based energy company IBERDROLA has begun the process to install its first offshore wind farm in Germany, the Wikinger, to be located off the German coast in the Baltic.
It will have 400 MW of installed capacity and wind turbines of around 5 MW each. IBERDROLA is developing offshore projects in Europe with a combined capacity of around 10,000 MW.
The company has begun applying for the permits from Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency. This phase includes a detailed presentation of the planned design and a comprehensive environmental impact report, based on numerous studies carried out over the last 12 months.