For ACI dd, which is certainly the most important company for nautical tourism in Croatia, Marinetek NCP in the period from 2008 till 2014 carried out additional construction and reconstruction of part or whole marinas in Rovinj, Pula, Pomer, Supetarska Draga, Skradin, Vrboska and Piškera. After almost two years of preparation and development of project documentation, at September 2014 finally began the reconstruction of one of the most important ACI marina in northern Adriatic, ACI marina Cres.
Reconstruction project included dismantling of seven existing piers which were in very bad condition, together with related anchoring systems, access bridges, service pedestals, water supply and hydrant installations, and of course their replacement with completely new pontoons and equipment. The project also includes reconstruction of fix breakwater and installation of new ninth pier. Contractors had to comply with one special request of investor and that is the successive replacement of one by one pier so that marina could provide uninterrupted service for whole time to all vessels situated in marina.
For the formation of eight floating piers Marinetek built and delivered 62 All Concrete pontoon elements with length of 15 and width of 3 meters. Investor’s request was not only the replacement of pontoons but also the significant improvement of quality offereed for their clients so that all piers are covered with exotic hardwood decking. We installed stainless steel cleats with the capacity of 25-100kN, service bollards made by domestic producer Marex Elektrostroj likewise made of stainless steel and with the possibility of installing a separate module for measuring and billing of the consumption of electricity and water. Installation of hydrant network, electrical and water supply we’re performed by Elektrolux company from Šibenik. Demanding job of replacing anchoring system was done by company Hidroinžinjering from Rijeka and because of the low depth in large part of marina they had to dug in to the seabed almost 190 new anchor blocks….Besides the floating piers we also renovated the external fixed pier that has additional cleats of 10t capacity, so that in addition to the associated sockets of power supply, marina has 5 additional berths for yachts up to 50 m in length on the outside of the pier.
For anchoring blocks, it was agreed a standard anchoring system of piers with chains and for anchoring of vessels standard quarter mooring. Since the marina, though nearly thirty years old, had a lot of broad piers the basic layout wasn`t changed that much. After reconstruction it is retained the width of the pool from 50 to 70 meters so that in addition of ninth pier marina has capacity of 470 new and modernly equipped piers.
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