Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92′) has moved on to the second phase of its important expansion plan that started with the new concession in 2010, with the construction of a new esplanade, where a new shiplift, able to dock superyachts and mega yachts of up to 4,000 displaced tonnes, will be positioned. The Administration Board of the Port of Barcelona has recently approved this ambitious project and investment, originally planned in the 2010 concessional document.
The impressive total surface area of 20,000m2 will be occupied by the new shiplift, to be positioned at the currently known “Muelle Catalunya” and Paint Shed. This new project will allow the dry-docking of up to 12 superyachts and mega yachts, each measuring up to 105 meters in length at any one time.
This significant project will partially substitute the current 2,000T Synchrolift and create an acoustically protected environment in the area close to the new Port Vell residential zones. The total investment of the project is estimated to be €45 million and expects to create between 250 and 300 direct job opportunities inside MB’92 and the companies subcontracted.
Pearlson Shiplift Corporation (PSC) from Florida, USA, a company with a recognized technical team and with over 40 years of experience in elevation systems and boat transfers, will be responsible for the design, the engineering and the development of the technical elements for docking and transferring vessels. The development of the rest of the facilities such as the port civil engineering is being performed under the operational and technical direction of MB’92, in partnership with the Barcelona Port Authority technical team.
Scheduled to begin mid- 2016 and set to be completed by the end of 2017, this project is expected to firmly place Marina Barcelona 92 among the most modern, efficient and “smartest” shipyards in the globally competitive “Refit & Repair” market for Super and Mega Yachts.