The Government of Gibraltar appointed GJB Ltd, a Gibraltar based contractor, to undertake the design and construction for a new marina capable of accommodating 700 boats with lengths of up to 9.0m. The new harbour also provides berthing facilities for superyachts up to 165m long.
ABPmer was commissioned by AKSWard, the designers of the new marina facility to conduct a mooring assessment. The assessment considered loading forces from superyachts that would be berthed at the new development.
The aim of the assessment was to provide a set of desk-based mooring calculations to inform the design of the berthing/quay caissons which constitute the outer perimeter of the marina development.
These specifications were subsequently used to inform the engineering design of the caissons’ mooring points and by the marina operator to prepare mooring plans.