Mourjan Marinas IGY welcomes announcement that Technomarine has been awarded the main pontoon contract for Almouj Marina at The Wave, Muscat
Progress of the marina is moving ahead quickly with phase one to be completed by the end of 2011
Muscat (Oman), Dubai (UAE): 28 September 2011 - Mourjan Marinas IGY, the appointed marina management company of Almouj Marina at The Wave, Muscat, has welcomed the announcement by The Wave that Technomarine has been awarded the main pontoon contract for their 400 berth marina within the masterplanned development.
Commenting on the announcement, Michael Lenarduzzi, CEO The Wave, Muscat said " This world-class Marina promises to be a unique and vibrant centre for on and off water activities in the Gulf region, providing unrivalled facilities for sailing and boating enthusiasts and a first-of-its-kind integrated marina lifestyle in Oman. The awarding of the pontoon contract to Technomarine will further boost our efforts to make Almouj Marina one of the region’s leading marinas."
Technomarine is a company that specializes in the building and design of custom marina systems. It will be responsible for delivering The Wave and Mourjan Marinas IGY’s design and vision for the marina, with phase one expected to be completed by the end of 2011 and consisting of 113 berths, a 40metre fuel dock with high flow diesel pumps, pumpout and yacht provisions, as well as VIP berthing for megayachts. A specialized dinghy ramp, which provides quick and easy access to the water, will be available for Oman Sail, which utilizes sailing to help revive Oman’s maritime heritage and develop young Omanis.
Matthew Bate, Director of Operations at Mourjan Marinas IGY, said: “Almouj Marina is progressing very well and we are pleased to now be working with Technomarine who have brought innovative technology to ports and marinas for over 30 years.”
“This is another important milestone in the development of this exciting marina which will be Oman’s flagship yachting destination and an ideal location for sailing enthusiasts locally and from across the globe. It also adds to Mourjan Marinas IGY’s growing portfolio of world-class marinas in the Middle East.”
Mr Bate added that with construction now getting underway at the marina, interested boaters are being encouraged to enquire about berthing at Almouj Marina to ensure they secure a berth at what will be among the region’s leading marinas.
“It’s very much full steam ahead and we are encouraging interested boaters to start enquiring with us about berthing now rather than later as we are expecting a lot of interest,” he said.
Mourjan Marinas IGY is also in discussions with marine related businesses for the commercial space that will soon become available in and around the marina.
The marina’s development plan, which will see piling in the marina begin during September this year and installation of the first pontoon starting in November, will exceed and set a new standard for Oman in marina design and hospitality.
Claude Barbeau, Technomarine President and General Manager, said: “Technomarine is proud to be the selected contractor for this prestigious marina in Muscat. The opportunity to collaborate with The Wave and Mourjan Marinas IGY presents the challenge of working with some of the highest standards in the industry.”
As part of this stunning waterfront destination, the marina will provide harbour-side views, dining options ranging from al fresco to quaint coffee shops and a retail promenade.
Mourjan Marinas IGY’s management role with The Wave, Muscat, has seen the award-winning company provide every level of support from design through to development support whilst optimizing the marina for operations. At the completion of the project, Mourjan Marinas IGY will then fully manage and operate the facility and will oversee the regional and global marketing of the facility.
About The Wave, Muscat
The Wave, Muscat is a $3.5 billion mixed-use residential and commercial project whose ownership is shared by Waterfront Investments (representing the Government of the Sultanate of Oman), The National Investment Funds Company (representing Omani Pension Funds), and Majid Al Futtaim Properties; a UAE based developer responsible for some of the regions most successful retail and leisure developments.
Mourjan Marinas IGY
Mourjan Marinas IGY is an international marina developer, operator and investor based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Operating under a new name after an alliance between Island Global Yachting (IGY) and G-Marin; Mourjan Marinas IGY continues to drive the growth of marina development throughout the Middle East. The company offers the full range of technical, development, operations, marketing and administrative expertise required to design, construct and manage world-class marina facilities internationally.
From the islands of the Caribbean to the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and other beautiful yachting destinations around the world, IGY is redefining the very idea of luxury marina experiences. Founded in 2005, IGY focuses on acquiring, controlling and/or servicing luxury-yacht marinas and the surrounding upland real estate properties. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, IGY also has offices in New York, NY; St. Thomas, USV. In Dubai, IGY is represented through an alliance with Mourjan Marinas IGY which provides marina development and management services throughout the Middle East.
Over the years, Technomarine has established a solid worldwide reputation for its expertise in the engineering, customization, manufacture and installation of floating structures for the marina industry. With over 25 years of experience, its team of engineers developed the know-how to build floating pontoons suitable for different weather conditions, from violent storms to ice conditions.