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Published by Artelia UK, 2021-03-30 05:50:33

PM Post Newsletter_March21

March 2021


The Porto Montenegro Post

Welcome to our first issue of The Porto Montenegro MEET THE CREW WHERE IS MONTENEGRO?
Post in which we’ll be communicating what’s
happening with Artelia UK’s first project for Adriatic DELIVERING BOKA PLACE Formerly part of Yugoslavia, Montenegro is
Marinas in Montenegro – a new hospitality, retail one of the smallest countries on the Balkan
and leisure neighbourhood called Boka Place, in the PAUL NEEDHAM Peninsula of Europe.
luxurious marina setting of Porto Montenegro on the Captain Lord Byron famously called Montenegro’s
Adriatic Coast, nestled between Croatia and Albania. coastline the planet’s ‘most beautiful encounter
Over a long career in construction, I’ve worked on some fascinating hospitality projects and it’s a great privilege
Setting up a project team overseas is a new to be leading this ambitious scheme in Porto Montenegro with a great team behind me. We look forward to between the land and the sea’. High mountains
experience for us. We have assembled people from sharing our experiences with you in future updates. and forest drop down to the crystal-clear
Montenegro, London and The Middle East and it has Adriatic with sheltered bays and beaches.
been a big endeavour to get everyone working in Porto Montenegro sits within the UNESCO
the true Artelia way. Finding the right staff, getting protected Boka Bay.
people into and out of Montenegro and in place
through periods of lockdown has certainly been
challenging. However, I believe we are all now all
settled in place. As further opportunities become IAN MARKO MARIJA RICHARD
visible over the horizon, we will look to expand TORRANCE VRANES KOSTIC-LEKIC MUSKER TAMARA MICHAEL
the team with more local talent. Purser First Lieutenant First Mate Chief Engineer Petty Officer Navigation Officer
This newsletter will be a valuable way for us Moved from Dubai to Senior Project Project managing Co-ordinating Document and Setting up &
to keep in touch and share our experience of lead on all commercial Manager responsible delivery of the SIRO all aspects of resource co- running the master
for project schedules
managing a project of this scale in an international activity including and site activity. Hotel and Marketing architectural and ordination supporting programme to
engineering design
value engineering
project delivery.
manage dependencies
setting. We will also bring you glimpses of what procurement. Pavilion. for Boka Place. effectively.
it’s like living, as well as working in this beautiful
country. It’s not feasible to manage a project of this scale remotely, management team, along with others who will be working
and it was a key factor in Artelia UK’s winning tender that remotely on the project from the UK. I look forward to
It should be an exciting journey! we would set up a local team to deliver Boka Place. So, in introducing everyone over the next few issues of this
November last year, my wife, dog and I packed up our car newsletter. In this edition we’ll hear from Graduate Project
and drove from the UK, through France, Italy, Slovenia, Manager, Tamara Pavicevic, who joined the team in January
Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and into mountainous – her first experience of a live construction project.
Montenegro, down to the coast to set up home in Porto As you can imagine, it’s not all plain sailing setting up a
Montenegro for the next three years, whilst Boka Place
Paul Needham, Project Director, Boka Place takes shape. team overseas – so a big thank you goes to Sarah Street,
who has been working tirelessly to manage all the HR
Over the past few months, I’ve been joined by some new considerations - immigration requirements, permits to Superyacht destination, Porto Montenegro
faces who make up the Boka Place project and commercial work, tax, allowances, insurances etc.

Boka Place Development Complementing Porto Montenegro’s existing marina and waterside residences, Boka Place is a new hospitality, residential and
leisure quarter spread across five buildings and designed around a central square. The various elements that make up the Boka
Place neighbourhood are shown below. Boka Place is the first of three major projects in Adriatic Marinas current development plan.

SIRO Lifestyle Hotel -
operated by Kerzner International

SIRO - High
specification Central square
fitness & & landscaping
wellbeing hub

SIRO - 240 keys 69 private
across four residences -
buildings, of 1, 2 & 3 bed
which 96 are apartments
hotel rooms & duplexes &
144 are managed penthouses

Three screen Pool & terrace
cinema complex for private

Supermarket parking - 2 no.
basement levels

Retail & restaurant mall circa. 35 units
Porto Montenegro Post: March 2021





Hi, I’m Tamara Pavicevic, a 24-year-old Graduate
Project Manager working on the Boka Place
development. I joined Artelia in January, after DID YOU KNOW?
graduating from the University of Montenegro in
September 2020 with a Spec.Sci.– Construction
degree. I grew up in Montenegro’s capital,
Podgorica, but am now living in Tivat, close Porto Montenegro used to be a
to Porto Montenegro and the Boka Place Drone view of site and former Yugoslavian naval base. The
development. excavations proximity in scale between a modern
When I first arrived on the project, piling works superyacht and a frigate made the
to form a “Pit Protection” had been completed. docks an ideal conversion project!
This enabled bulk excavations down to a depth of
8m to progress, including carefully checking for
unexploded ordnance.

Work on the diaphragm walls and ground
anchors is currently underway, and Bemax, the First of seven tower
contractor, has installed the first of seven tower cranes to arrive on site
cranes. A further two cranes will be installed later
this month. They will be a key feature of Porto
Montenegro’s skyline for the next two and a half
The first small self-erecting tower crane was
brought to site over the weekend and whilst
this is a fairly small crane in comparison to the
others, it is currently being well-utilized to lift
reinforcement and concrete skips for the nearby
section of diaphragm wall.
This is my first experience of a construction
site and as a Montenegrin it’s a big deal for me
to be involved in one of my country’s biggest
development projects. I’m looking forward to
taking on further roles and responsibilities and
developing my construction knowledge across the
project lifecycle with the help of the Boka Place
team and Artelia.
Crane positions

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