Demand increases for clever modular pontoon system
Italy’s Ingemar Group has developed a new modular system to build extra-large barriers and maxi-size floating pontoons which could play a key role in the coastal development of many emerging countries.
The group had a good year in 2017 recording a marked growth in its presence abroad and the first "Platinum Gold Anchor accreditation" awarded to Porto Montenegro, which is equipped with Ingemar piers and breakwaters.
“In this fast changing world, our proposals must anticipate the needs of our customers. At the moment, the new assignments in Italy and abroad give us high expectations for this new year that will mark the milestone of our first 40 years of activity,” said Lorenzo Isalberti, president, Ingemar Group.
The group’s continuous investments in R&D have resulted in a new rigid connection system comprised of easily transportable modular elements.
Ingemar said this makes handling of bulky items and their subsequent assembly in water, much easier and reduces cost.
The system has been installed at the award-winning Marina di Capo d'Orlando, Sicily. With a total surface of 183.000sqm the port is able to accommodate 562 boats of between 8 and 40m in length.
In La Spezia, the group overcame the problem of handling extra-large items by producing them directly in the vicinity of the installation site.
Reinforced concrete slabs of 20x10x2.4m floating breakwater elements are currently under construction and once installed, they will constitute the protection of a new floating port which will become operational this summer.
In addition to the above, in 2017, the group acquired important international contracts for pleasure boat ports and shipbuilding companies in Croatia (Marina di Novi Vinodolski), Malta (Valletta for Azimuth-Benetti) and Corsica (Marina di Santa Manza for Porto Vecchio Marine).
By Anne-Marie Causer
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