Pontoons for Ocean Race

Alicante, chosen for the fifth time as the starting point for The Ocean Race 2023, is one of three race venues to benefit from floating pontoon arrangements supplied by Grupo Lindley companies.

The public entity Generalitat Valenciana, through its company Sociedad de Proyectos para la Transformación Digital, contracted Almarin to install and subsequently remove floating and mooring infrastructure for the regatta and support boats in Alicante.
A total of 360m (1,180ft) of Lindley floating pontoons, and several anchorages and swing moorings to moor the boats in case of emergency, were installed for the support vessels of the participating boats.
From Alicante, the regatta sailed to Mindelo on the island of São Vicente (Cape Verde). At this stop over, Lindley Marinas built and installed the floating infrastructure to receive the regatta and support boats. Local port authority ENAPOR awarded the contract for the supply, installation and removal of 140m (460ft) of pontoons with bow moorings for the event.
Access by two gangways from the fixed jetty through bridgeheads designed and installed by Lindley, including water and electricity services, ensured that the fleet had proper conditions for their stopover in Cape Verde.
After the South Africa (Cape Town) stage completes, the fleet will disembark at Itajaí (Brazil), where Lindley Marinas and its local partner have built and installed floating infrastructure for berthing and mooring. The pontoons were built locally using reinforced concrete pontoons with polystyrene core. After the event they will be re-used for the neighbouring Marina de Itajaí, built by Lindley in two stages in 2015 and 2018.
“From Almarin and Lindley, we’re honoured to contribute to this fantastic project where the best regatta teams compete, and also to be able to join the event’s motto based on sustainability, recycling and reusage for protection of the oceans,” says Lindley Marinas CEO Luis Vasconcelos Dias.


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