WORK has begun on the expansion of the Vuda Marina situated midway between Lautoka City and Viseisei Village in the Western Division.
Owned and operated by the Tradewinds Group, the marina expansion and super-yacht facility is scheduled to take four years to complete and is expected to employ over a hundred people during the construction phases of the project.
"We have not announced the finalised cost yet but it is a significant investment and because we are a local company everything will be done in-house," Marina manager Adam Wade said.
"Work has commenced on a 180 metre retaining wall, a dedicated ramp for catamaran haul-outs and repair, 30 new hard stand spaces and 100 metres of new floating docks.
"At the moment we have 12 people employed in the project but as construction continues we expect to have over a hundred people involved at various stages," he added.
Mr Wade said the project was scheduled to take four years to complete but the marina service would not be compromised as the facility would remain open to service vessels as needed.