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Barcelona’s Marina Port Vell has presented a new €20-million investment plan involving the remodelling of parts of the marina, to enhance its capacity and strengthen its specialised services for large vessels.
Marina Port Vell has pledged its commitment to positioning Barcelona as a leading destination for superyachts in the Mediterranean, strengthening the city’s position in the marine industry. Remodelling work will consist of a reconfiguration of the marina basin, a landscaping project, and the installation of a new bunkering system.
The marina basin will be rearranged to allow the marina to further its specialisation in large vessels, with a total of 23 new berths for vessels with a length of up to 70 metres (229 feet). The marina will also boast 55 berths for superyachts, a figure that will increase up to 65 in periods of high occupancy.
The estimated time frame for the work on the basin is eight months, including the repositioning of moored vessels in order to increase the visible space of the marina basin and enhance the view of the marina and clients’ privacy.
The remodelling plan also includes a landscaping project to create more green space, making the facilities more attractive and inviting. The project also allows for enlargement of existing paving and the reconfiguration of vehicle lanes, areas for pedestrians, and parking spaces. In line with the goal of becoming a sustainable marina and providing clients with high-quality services, new rapid charging points for electric vehicles will be installed as part of the innovative landscaping project.
A new bunkering system for clients will also be installed at berths, further enhancing client services and improving the safety of the infrastructure. Four diesel oil tanks with a capacity of 160,000 litres will be reconditioned and ten refuelling points, connected to the diesel oil thrust pipe, will be installed.
The marina is not only offering excellent services that maximise the experience and satisfaction of its users. Marina Port Vell also goes one step further in its commitment to the environment and its surroundings, establishing itself as a boutique marina with exclusive services and quality spaces, offering a premium experience.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Marina Port Vell will implement a sustainability plan, guaranteeing that, in the future, the marina will continue to be a sustainable, safe and innovative marina with quality services, in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals set by the city of Barcelona.
Ignacio Erroz, general director for Marina Port Vell Barcelona, affirmed that the project will “further strengthen Barcelona’s status as a leading destination for superyachts” and “commit to greater specialisation in offering quality services to our clients, based on four strategic areas: sustainability, growth, innovation and competitiveness.”
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