Construction Progress Update: December 2019

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23 December, 2019

Construction Progress Update: December 2019

We are excited to inform you about the construction progress of our project.

Essential Buildings:

The Government building’s construction works have been finalized, while the furnishing of the building along with the installation of the telecommunication mast are also completed. At the same time the final finishes are installed in the Comfort Station, Chandlery and Administration Buildings. The erection of steelwork for the Dry Stack building has been completed.

Marine Works:

The South Breakwater is at 100% completion while the asphalt layer on the road adjacent to it was constructed on 09.11.2019. The East Revetment as well as the West detached breakwater are completed. The placement of sand at the artificial beach is at 98% completion as. The casting of the Boatyard pavement has been finalized and the installation of the fuel tanks and relevant infrastructure have also been finalized. The Floating Docks have been put in place for the following docks: Naval, Cronus, Oceanus, Apollo, Hermes, Aphrodite and Hestia and the installation of their gangways, services and pedestals is in progress.

Roadworks:

The roadworks construction is ongoing for the west side of the development and the asphalt paving of East Road is now completed. The landscape works have also commenced (hard & soft).

The removal of backfill material below the bridge is now completed and the bridge is now used for accessing the island.

Parking Garage:

The Parking Garage construction has finished. The installation of the MEP services is ongoing having an overall completion percentage of 95%. The support system for the aluminum expanded mesh has been finalized. The installation of the external stone cladding is at 70% completion.

Commercial Building A:

At the internal areas of Pyare A, the activity of plasterboard has been completed by 50%. The sanitary fittings and the screeds have been completed in the Public Toilets area. Externally, the activity of trellis fixing has commenced, the installation of the external stone cladding is at 90% completion. The MEP installation works are at 95% completion.

Commercial Buildings B & C:

At the internal areas of Commercial Buildings, the activity of plasterboard has been completed by 95%. Externally, the activity of trellis fixing has commenced, the installation of the external stone cladding is at 90% completion. The MEP installation works are at 95% completion.

Commercial Building D:

At the internal areas of Commercial Building D, the activity of plasterboard has been completed by 40%. Externally, the activity of trellis fixing has commenced, the installation of the external stone cladding is at 80% completion. The MEP installation works are at 95% completion.

Event Centre:

The casting of the reinforced concrete walls is well progressed, reaching a completion percentage of 70%. The casting of the concrete ceiling plan is at 50% completion.

Yacht Club:

The construction of the concrete framework has been completed as well as the blockworks activities. The roof waterproofing is in progress, reaching an overall completion percentage of 90%. At the same time, the external concreting works of the yard is at 70% completion.

East Tower:

The reinforcement works is at the ground floor core walls have been finalized while the formwork erection progress is at 60% completion. The raft foundation of the podium structure has commenced with the first two casts being completed on 10.12.2019 and remaining 3 casts being at 50% completion.

West Tower:

The dewatering system of the West Tower has been installed.

Island Villas:

Structural concrete works are ongoing at all Villas. Blockworks and architectural finishes have commenced.

Beach Villas:

Structural concrete works are ongoing at all Villas (except Villa 3-steel yard). Blockworks and architectural finishes have commenced.

Peninsula Villas:

Building permit to be issued.

Another significant milestone has been recently achieved. Dedicated to the completion of the iconic Ayia Napa Marina, on 27 November 2019, we have proudly completed the first part of this impressive project, the unveiling of the berthing facilities and the start of pilot operation.

Take a look at the pictures and watch our latest construction progress update video below to grasp the amount of the progress which has been achieved.  The video takes you through the progress made through the whole of 2019.

New Season is On!

By Pavlos Kontides

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18 December, 2019

New Season is On!

New season always brings new challenges with this one being very special. I will be participating into my 4th Olympic Games in Tokyo starting at the end of July and I am really excited and motivated about it.

Preparation for Tokyo would be very crucial as various kind of sailing conditions can be faced in Enoshima from light winds to strong winds, typhoons, big waves, small waves, currents and last but not least high air temperatures with humidity close to 90% making it very physically demanding for the body and mind as well.

The time left until the Olympics I will do my best with my team to prepare in the best possible way and go there enjoy the journey and give my 100%. By doing that I would be happy and satisfied with myself regardless of the result, there is nothing more I can do, is it?

Of course the Olympic Games are not the only competition I will compete in 2020 but actually the last of the season. A very important challenge will be the World Championship in Melbourne Australia commencing 11th of February (the day I am becoming 30 😅). The preparation is already well underway both on and off the water, spending a lot of time in Split Croatia this period.

After the Worlds in February, I will compete in some of the international competitions in Europe and my summer would be spend in Japan competing in June at the World Cup Final in Enoshima, the Olympic Waters before the big challenge.

I am happy with how my preparation is currently going. I will keep you posted with all upcoming news. In the meantime, you can follow my daily routine through social media.

Ayia Napa Marina berthing facilities open for trial operati...

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27 November, 2019

Ayia Napa Marina berthing facilities open for trial operations

Dedicated to the completion of the iconic Ayia Napa Marina, M.M. Makronisos Marina Limited has proudly presented the first part of this impressive project, unveiling berthing facilities and related services.

On Wednesday 27 Νοvember 2019, a team of media representatives visited the Ayia Napa Marina, in the presence of Ayia Napa Mayor, Yiannis Karousos, the Sotira Mayor, George Takkas and their entourage, and guided by Ayia Napa Marina CEO, Stavros Caramondanis, and the marina’s Managing Director, Costas Fitiris. The media enjoyed a tour of the completed areas of the marina, which can host approximately 600 yachts in wet and dry storage.

As highlighted by Stavros Caramondanis, wet slips can accommodate boats up to 65 metres in length, while a specially designed 4 level Dry Stack storage facility is available for yachts up to 10 metres in length. To ensure a hassle-free experience for yacht owners, Dry Stack Services will offer innovative facilities based on the three pillars of KNOWLEDGE-QUALITY-SPEED. The yacht berthing and service system complies with the most up-to-date specifications for luxury marinas. For all yachts of 30 metres in length or less, finger style birthing and all related services will be provided, while every yacht owner can enjoy analytical information at any time about water, power and fuel consumption from their mobile phone or PC.

Stavros Caramondanis noted with pride: “Today, the marina opens for trial operations under real conditions. The purpose of this pilot procedure is that of establishing the smooth functioning of the marina in practice and to effectively resolve any possible problems and/or difficulties that may arise while correcting any faults in its construction and/or operation.  We must note that during the pilot operation, we will only be accommodating yachts from the Republic of Cyprus, which have received a special invite. The Marina is not open to the general public.”

Thanking Stavros Caramondanis for the information and the tour of the berthing facilities, Ayia Napa Mayor, Yiannis Karousos, voiced his enthusiasm about the ambitious project slowly nearing completion, standing as a benchmark not only for Cyprus, but for the whole of the Eastern Mediterranean, and facilitating Ayia Napa’s goal of becoming the best tourism retreat in the Mediterranean.

Construction Progress Update: July 2019

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12 July, 2019

Construction Progress Update: July 2019

The construction teams of Ayia Napa Marina welcomed July with an ever expanding range of works. June has been busy and July is expected to be busier, due to the volume of parallel work that is happening on site.

Infrastructure works continue, with the teams installing electromechanical and plumbing systems around the road network, that is also being built. The same services are being installed into the car park, which is at an advanced stage of construction.

Regarding marine works, piles installation under the floating docks is well underway. Specifically, the piling has been completed under the Athena, Poseidon, Apollo and Era docks. The installation of the pontoons [the upper parts of the docks] is expected to commence mid-July.

As for the buildings, finishes are currently being installed on the essential buildings, such as the governmental and harbour master ones, where plastering is being done on the commercial area buildings. Piling has been completed under the Yacht club and Event Centre platforms, and the East Tower’s foundation is proceeding as planned, with the third cast being completed.