Ocean Village Marina gets solar farm
MDL Marinas, Europe’s largest marina operator, has forged ahead with its green agenda by installing a substantial 220 panel solar farm at its Ocean Village Marina.
The new system is located on top of the six storey Ocean Car Park and is set to generate a whopping 41,500 kWh of free electricity this year – enough to supply the car park’s full electricity, as well as export green power back to the grid.
The installation of the 350m2 scheme is part of MDL’s environmental plan, which has seen the group strive to reduce its carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels over the past few years, and already sees MDL purchase electricity from 100% renewable sources.
Anna Wyse, Environmental Policy Manager at MDL Marinas, said: “Our customers experience first hand the impact of extreme weather conditions and variable sea levels and as a group we recognise we need to continue to do our bit to be greener.
Marine Electronic Services Ltd and Cactus Navigation and Communication Ltd sold to new venture
Two of the UK’s leading, specialist, value added resellers of marine electronic products, Marine Electronic Services Ltd and Cactus Navigation and Communication Ltd, have been sold to a new venture backed by Vigo FI SL for an undisclosed sum.
Marine Electronic Services is located in Bristol and Poole, whilst Cactus operates from London and Plymouth. Both are well established names in the sector and provide a complete sales, installation and support package to over 80,000 customers. Also included in the sale is the trade distributor, Navigate Marine Distribution and Raydirect, which is an internet business.
The new holding company, called Cactus 020 Ltd, is headed up by Andrew Smythe who was a director of the previous business and remains an equity partner in the new venture.
Boot Düsseldorf 21 – 29 January 2012
The Adagio 58 Europa, an elegant and luxurious boat, will be showcased at the Boot Düsseldorf trade show taking place from 21 – 29 January 2012
Paris, France, 19 December, 2011 – Adagio, a Koejac Yachting company that began building trawlers in 2005, is proud to announce the nomination of the Adagio 58 Europa in the Displacement Yacht category, as part of the “European Powerboat of the Year” awards. The jury will announce the winner of this international prize in January at the annual awards evening held at the Boot Düsseldorf trade show.
The international “European Powerboat of the Year” award encompasses five categories. The jury picks 25 of the best new trawlers presented that year, of which they judge safety standards, boat handling, finishes, layout and price to performance ratio.
MDL Marinas teams up with Harbour Hotels for superyacht-inspired £25 million luxury hotel
The 4/5* hotel will include 70 bedrooms, spa, gym and swimming pool, along with a luxurious restaurant and champagne roof terrace.
The ground floor is proposed to include a large open plan lounge, restaurant and bar which will extend out onto a terrace at the end of the existing promontory.
Set to be a welcome addition to the city, the hotel will have a number of flexible function rooms and is set to be a popular attraction during the annual Southampton Boat Show, offering additional restaurants and luxurious facilities in a beautiful waterfront setting.
Unexploded mine in 1,118 metres of water
Ramora UK, a leading global provider of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) services and related training, played a key role in helping oil and gas operator Chevron North Sea Ltd deal with an unexploded mine found at a depth of 1118 metres (3667ft).
Of World War II vintage, the British Mk IV Buoyant Mine was of the classic spherical design with protruding electrical switch horns, familiar from so many films and documentaries, and weighed 1200 lbs in total with a NEQ (net explosive quantity) of 500lbs.