Advanced technique for lifting and delivering heavy dock modules makes new public fish market at Steveston Harbour a reality.
Richmond, BC, Canada – 9 June 2017 – On a rainy Thursday morning along the pier next to Steveston Landing, vendors peddle prawns, halibut and enormous Dungeness crabs. Visitors buzz about the public fish sales float, searching for the coveted spot prawns that are only available six weeks out of the year. The quaint little town, located in the southwest area of Richmond in British Columbia, makes you feel like you are stepping into the past. However, one step on the enormous new concrete floats holding the entire market up will remind you that times have changed.
Steveston Harbour is one of Canada’s largest commercial fishing hubs, situated on the south arm of the Fraser River. The fishing dock has been open to the public since 1895 and was in serious need of repairs.
Bellingham Marine was awarded the contract by the Steveston Harbour Authority in March of 2016. The agreement included the manufacture and supply of 20 float modules, each of which:
- Measures 14 ft. × 60 ft.
- Weighs 160,000 lbs., nearly the same as a Boeing 737
Southern California marina operators get strong support from industry veteran, Bellingham Marine.
Newport Beach, CA, USA – 25 May 2017 – Southern California is one of the most beautiful and enticing locales in the United States. Endless blue skies, shimmering beaches and some seriously impressive marinas. Marina builder, Bellingham Marine has worked hundreds of projects in the region and has built more than 90% of the new slips added over the last five years.
From Marina del Rey to Coronado, nobody has more local marina design experience than Bellingham Marine. The company has deep ties to Southern California, and those ties are stronger than ever with the company’s new office in Newport Beach.
Fiberglass-reinforced pultruded plastic (FRP) components replace steel thru-rods and timber walers on concrete floating docks.
Marina del Rey, CA, USA – 17 May 2017 – Two common challenges encountered when building in an aquatic environment are decomposition and concerns over ecological impact. The unforgiving conditions of a marine habitat accelerate corrosion and decay, creating a hefty economic burden on marinas.
One such concern is the environmental effect on treated lumber that is typical of continuous waler-connected dock system. Even treated wood can deteriorate when subjected to aquatic conditions. Until now, the only professionally engineered option has been to use treated lumber and to live with the reality of limited life span. Not being satisfied with that answer, Bellingham Marine set out to find a better solution.
Thanks to material advancements and years of dedicated research & development, the revolutionary FRP waler recently made a debut in the U.S. market. The FRP waler coupled with FRP thru-rods provides a product with a virtually unlimited design life, further enhancing the longevity associated with the construction of concrete floating docks. Continue Reading…
New marina system developed for seasonal use provides stability, user comfort and high load capacity while facilitating easy installation, removal and storage.
Bellingham, WA, USA – 8 May 2017– The Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) produces an economic impact of over $600 million for the Miami area, so when show organizers at the NMMA were told they needed to find a new location, it quickly became the top priority. After considering many venues, one site stood out above the rest, Miami Marine Stadium Park. This option presented the challenge of bringing in a temporary wood dock system that would adhere to stringent EPA regulations while still providing the necessary engineering and design components required to accommodate the thousands of show visitors. The problem was that such a dock just didn’t exist…yet.
In light of the sensitive ecological environment, Bellingham Marine stepped up to the challenge, producing the world’s first 100% EPA compliant temporary marina with the ability to be compactly stacked in storage. Many features distinguish this timber dock from other lightweight systems available in the marketplace. For example, it’s portable nature with the feel of a solid permanent dock along with easy customization set the system apart from the competition. Continue Reading…
Bellingham Marine mobilized key personnel to Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands to support local recovery and repair efforts. The company has set up a “Ready to Repair” hotline for marinas needing assistance.
Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia – 7 April 2017 – “We waited till the evacuation of tourists had been completed, then our team headed north,” said Bellingham Marine’s John Spragg. “Greg Dunne and Paul Sorrel, from Bellingham Marine, and Darren Wilkinson, from M-Tech, arrived on Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Islands on Tuesday. The chaos and level of devastation is truly heartbreaking.”
“We are here to assist any marina damaged in the cyclone and to get them up and running again as quickly as possible.”
Cyclone Debbie made landfall on March 28, 2017 near Airlie Beach, Queensland, a popular tourist area. Wind gusts of 260km and an 8 metre storm surge wreaked havoc on the region causing wide spread devastation.
Intense winds and huge seas wrecked jetties, destroyed piers and left a line of shipwrecked yachts along the foreshore. Many marinas in the region have sustained considerable damage. Several are nearly gone.
According to news sources, insurers are using a triage system to prioritise policyholders’ claims in order to get assistance to those with the most urgent needs first.