Taqah Fishing Marina, Taqah, Oman

Taqah is a coastal town in southwestern Oman that enjoys a busy fishing industry reliant on small boats powered by outboard engines. Marina pontoons were the ideal solution for convenient and safe berthing, and Marinetek worked with Turkish contracting group STFA to build a new harbour that would be a big asset to the local community. Concrete pontoons were the most appropriate product for the project due to their low maintenance requirements and resistance to high summer temperatures and humidity (up to 50 °C and 90 %). The 20 m x 6 m, 80-ton float units were transported 1 600 km by road.