In addition to the fuel dock area, now named A dock, four main dock walkways have been deployed in the inner marina. Piles are being painted and welded, with piling expected to start the week of November 19. In the meantime, high voltage cable is being run on all these docks. Installation of pedestals and electricity feeds will run concurrently with the piling operation.
Additional walkways and finger pontoons will be added as they arrive from Walcon in the UK.
April 2019 is the anticipated completion date, just in time for 2019 BVI Spring Regatta.
The Outer Marina with 100 slips was completed earlier this year. We have just added a fuel dock which serves diesel, gas, ice and water.
Now both marinas offer fuel service.
Eating & drinking
The kitchen serving the beach dining has been tripled is size giving staff a far better working environment and the equipment and space to start broadening the menu for the new season.
Hotel refurbishment is under way. Twenty rooms on the top floor are being worked on in stage one. They are being reconfigured with more space and better layouts for the wardrobe, and bathroom and shower. Solar water heating and new energy efficient air-condition systems are being installed. The rooms will feature updated decor, new furniture, and polished concrete floors.
The first three rooms will be ready in the new year, eight will be completed by April, and all 20 top floor rooms should be completed by next Summer.
A new 60-tonne Conolift self-propelled boat trailer arrived in October to supplement the existing 40-tonne trailer. An additional 50-tonne Travelift has just arrived and now operational. With this new arrival Nanny Cay has one 70-tonne lift and two 50-tonne lifts.
Work will start before Christmas on a new access road that will run around the seaward edge of the property until it reaches the junction to the outer marina.
This will enable us to reconfigure the boatyard – which is currently cut in two – to more efficiently use the space and add additional facilities such as a spraying shed. A dustless sanding policy was introduced earlier this year and has helped to substantially reduce air pollution in the boatyard. A spraying shed will help further.
The new road will include a path for pedestrians, and will be raised to provide additional protection from storm surges. The new road should be completed by March 2019.
Nanny Cay has two 750kva backup generators; a third 750kva generator has been purchased and will be containerized ready for emergency deployment as necessary.
A 1000-gallon fuel bowser has been purchased to provide better fuel portability throughout the property if required.
All Nanny Cay´s wiring – electrical and fibre-optic for data transfer – is underground, but to ensure maximum electrical up-time in the future, Nanny Cay is installing a ring main electrical power distribution system – an electrical spider web – where the network of distributors is fed by more than one feeder. If one feeder is faulty or under maintenance, the ring distributor is still energized by other feeders. Additionally, the ring main system also has multiple isolation points. If a fault occurs on any section of the ring, that zone´s transformer can easily be isolated to allow repair without the need for a complete shutdown of power.
Nanny Cay is increasing its water production capacity by 50% and its water storage capacity by 25%.
Nanny Cay operates a 50,000 gallon per day reverse osmosis water plant; a second 25,000 gallon per day plant has been bought, and that too is containerized for emergency deployment.
Two 50,000 gallon water storage tanks are ready for assembly and will replace the existing 80,000 gallon tank splitting water storage between the two for additional safety.
Communication & IT
The cell tower installed at Nanny Cay is now rated to 220-mph winds, and a second COW – cell on wheels -is stored on the property – a C.O.W is a mobile cell site that includes a tower and transceiver as well as all other necessary equipment, on a trailer or truck.
All major software systems are based in the cloud, and internet access, through fibre-optic cabling and wifi mesh networks is provided by two different telecoms companies.
The renovation of the main Admin Building is going well, with the new roof completed. Arawak is currently refitting its store and will be open before Christmas.