The Government has confirmed rumours that it has authorized W-Contractors to spend 1.6 million golles to pay for a floating dry dock before the end of October. The purchase is part of a plan to acquire three large floating dry docks for building, maintenance, and repair ships, boats, and other water craft in Mount Vema.
The docks will be used during the construction of large structures for the City of Mount Vema, as they have always been the key in construction of large structures. One example is the dry dock on the artificial island of Neeltje-Jans used for the construction of the Oosterscheldekering, the large dam in the Netherlands that consists of 65 concrete pillars weighing 18,000 tonnes each. The pillars were constructed in a drydock and towed to their final place on the seabed.
The dry dock will be the work place for architects, project engineers, naval architects and foremen, and will be key to ensuring the safe, timely and well-resourced completion of projects in many areas including buildings the Port of Mount Vema, the Yacht Harbour, the floating city ducks and breakwaters.
Dry docks will continue to be used after the construction of the City of Mount Vema, by naval architects to design, build and repair floating structures and homes for the City of Mount Vema project, including build and repair ships boats and other seafaring vessels and offshore structures including ferries, high-speed craft, merchant ships - tankers, cargo ships, passenger liners, pleasure craft - yachts, power boats, working vessels - fishing boats, and rescue boats.