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Namibian Islands Project

Shoreline has rebuilt the jetties on the Namibian Penguin Islands Mercury, Ichaboe and Possession (sometimes called the Guano Islands), off the Namibian South West coast, in conjunction with
Windhoek Consulting Engineers for the Ministry of Environment and Marine Resources

Construction was completed with marine specification Balau wood, and steel hot dip galvanised in Cape Town, and rust primed and finished with international paint epoxy on-site

Due to the complicated logistical environment of construction, all steel structures were manufactured and assembled in Cape Town before taken apart and transported to Lüderitz. From here all materials were shipped to the islands and assembled on site again using stainless steel bolts and nuts

Concrete columns were cast with the use of divers, steel moulds and tremie concrete as per marine specification

 Islands   Ichaboe   Mercury   Possession 

The Penguin Islands are rich in history and protected bird sanctuaries today. Under official inspection, Shoreline ensured minimal impact on the breeding penguin colony

Good reads
Mercury Island - Avian Demography Unit University of Cape Town
Guano islands Namibweb.com
Between wind and water
The Namibian guide book