EXISTING MARINA IS REBUILT WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY
February 25, 2003
To accommodate the need for more slips, the existing docks at Birkenhead Point Marina have been replaced by a state-of-the-art, Unifloat concrete floating dock system from Bellingham Marine. The refit also includes a Unifloat caisson wave attenuator and utility services.
Located on the northern shore of the Parramatta River in Sydney, Australia, Birkenhead Point Retail Center and Marina were originally the site of the Dunlop tire factory. But as the markets, art center buildings and new high-rise apartments evolved into Sydney’s largest factory outlet community, the demand for additional slips increased. Now, the marina consists of 111 slips that handle boats from 32′ to 50′.
Unlike the outdated design that they replaced, the Unifloat docks and wave attenuator incorporate the latest in concrete and reinforcing technology, as well as a time-tested waler and through-rod connection system. Bellingham also installed a two-part landing/gangway arrangement to meet gradient requirements for wheelchair access.
Bellingham Marine designs, manufactures and installs Unifloat® floating dock systems, Unideck® fresh water systems and Unistack® dry storage buildings.
Contact Bellingham Marine, PO Box 8, Bellingham, WA 98227. www.bellingham-marine.com.