|Heliotrope's Amazing PMG Marine Complex|
Earlier this year Bakri Cono decided it needed more space, so it moved to larger premises. Its new home is at PMG Marine, Thailand's largest shipyard complex measuring over 20,000sqm. The yard has been rigourously renovated, improved and extended and now has six individual production units, ranging from 1,200 to 1,250sqm in size and 12 metres high. All units have individual water and power supplies, office space, bathrooms, storage facilities and direct access to the sea. The shipyard is under European management and production units 1, 2 and 5 of the shipyard comply with German Lloyd Standards, which allows yachts to be built "In Class". There is also the possibility of obtaining B.O.I. Tax exemption privileges.
A fresh water trial basin of 24x11m is located on site to conduct 95% of the regular sea trials and waterproofing tests (for yachts up to 80') without bringing salt water and mud onto the newly constructed yacht.
A wide launching ramp provides easy access to the waterfront. The beach area in front of the yard measures 4,000sqm. There are several independent workshops, including an upholstery facility and conference rooms, separate air-conditioned storage for chemical products and administrative facilities are available on a space sharing" basis. Specialized sectors include a carpentry "teak section"; a stainless steel and welding section; & a section where the Bisphenol A-Type Epoxy Vinyl Ester Resin "Fusion" Technique is applied. The site is well protected: it is not only gated but also has 24-hour security and the shipyard has a strong environmental commitment: rainwater is collected, filtered and recycled for use in the shipyard. Soon, solar energy will be used for part of the daily power needs. Looks also matter and - quite unusual for a factory site – trees, a flourishing garden and welltended, immaculate grounds surround the yard.
The Heliotrope PMG Marine Complex is strategically located on the Eastern Seaboard of the Gulf of Thailand, one kilometer from the commercial deep sea of Mat Ta Put, facilitating overseas export. Bangkok Airport is a 2-½ hour drive and the International Airport of U-Tapao a half-hour car ride away. Furthermore, the yard will be close to the train station of the soon to be constructed Bullet Train scheduled to run from Bangkok to Rayong. Several production units are still available for a long-lease period. For more information, interested individuals and parties are invited to contact Bakri Cono and/or Northrop & Johnson.
Bernard Lamprecht - General Manager
T: +66 87 506 5398
Northrop & Johnson
Bart Kimman - CEO Northrop & Johnson Asia
T : +852 9759 7845