County Offaly firm Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has been appointed by The Marine and Property Group Ltd as part of a major project to modernise its Port Dinorwic Marina.
The busy marine firm that hails from Banagher in the Faithful county recently installed pontoons in Stornoway, The Hebrides as Afloat reported previously here.
Acquired by The Marine Group in 2017, the 180-berth full-service marina on the coast of North Wales will receive a complete refresh of its marina hardware as part of a major upgrade project.
As much of the existing infrastructure as possible will be adapted, but where this isn’t feasible ICMS will replace walkways and finger pontoons completely with its highly respected Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) decked pontoons. The aesthetically pleasing GRC decking remains slip resistant when wet and doesn’t rot, considerably reducing maintenance costs while increasing the longevity of the marina system.
“We are investing in several areas at Port Dinorwic Marina, including the installation of club standard washrooms, upgraded food and beverage outlets and common areas with the aim of ensuring our berth holders and visitors enjoy a first-class experience for many years to come,” says Christopher Odling-Smee, Director of The Marine & Property Group.
“We’ve chosen to work with Inland and Coastal Marina Systems as not only do they produce quality durable pontoon systems, but the team is keen to work with, and utilise, much of what currently exists, making the most efficient use of time and resources.”
Inland and Coastal Marina Systems’ Managing Director, Oliver Shortall comments: “It’s great to be involved in such an interesting project. Our GRC pontoons will provide safe and stable berthing for a long time to come at this picturesque location.
“As part of our sustainability effort, we always endeavour to work with existing infrastructure as much as possible, and we’re pleased to be able to incorporate established marina components while modernising the facilities at Port Dinorwic Marina.”
Port Dinorwic Marina is a Grade II listed marina and offers swinging moorings, a motorboat launching service and winter storage, in addition to annual and seasonal berthing. Boat sales, boatyard services and engine servicing are also available onsite.