Poralu Marine Wins the Contract for the Outer Harbour Marina in Toronto

Through its subsidiary across the Atlantic, Poralu Marine is continuing to develop its activity in North America with the renovation of the Outer Harbour Marina, located in Toronto. Capital of the province of Ontario, Toronto is Canada's largest city with 2.5 million inhabitants.

Under the terms of an invitation to tender launched by the Port Authority of Toronto, Poralu Marine was awarded the renovation of the marina of the Outer Harbour with a replacement of the pontoons, fingers and gangways.

Although the environmental dimension of the products offered by Poralu Marine was a key factor in obtaining this contract, its position as a supplier of top-of-the-range port systems worldwide determined the final choice of the customer. The redevelopment will be carried out in 3 phases and will be completed in the spring of 2013. Through this extensive project, the Port Authority of Toronto wants to adapt the marina to the latest trends in the yachting industry so that it becomes a home port and a select destination for yachtsmen on the Great Lakes.

Formerly equipped with a 20 year old steel tubular float structure with decks and fenders made of treated wood, the marina needed to replace its facilities with new generation equipment that is functional for the users. The first phase of the project signed in mid-December 2010 was handed over in May 2011 after two months of work on site. At the end of this first phase, the 632-mooring marina now has 3 new piers about 170m long and 2.5 m wide, Fingers of 1 m wide and 12, 12.5 and 15 m long and gangways 1.8 m wide and 6 m long. Equipped with integrated pier pile guides, the aluminium pontoons are covered with Poralu TM Eco-style decking.

Although no increase in berth numbers was made, Poralu Marine increased the size of the moorings by 10 to 15% on average, and as such has made it possible to now accommodate boats from 10 to 25 m. The peripheral goods and services such as electricity distribution terminals with cabling and the sub-stations have been provided and installed in partnership with the American company Eaton Corp. Trionic Corp. Polyethylene triangular dock-boxes were also installed for each mooring. Innovative products and quality partnerships contribute to Poralu Marine's turn key ability, thus allowing it to stand out against the competition.

For more information about Poralu Marine, visit: www.poralu.com

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