Marina Projects Ltd, is pleased to announce its appointment by Ports of Jersey to deliver two new developments in St Helier Harbour. The two projects, ‘The Redevelopment of Berths № 4 & 5’ and ‘The Refurbishment of the Fishermen’s Berths’, due to commence later this year, will considerably enhance the harbour offering for both the marine leisure and commercial fishing industries. This appointment is a further step in the long standing and successful relationship between Marina Projects and Ports of Jersey.
The Redevelopment of Berths № 4 & 5 follows a feasibility study undertaken in 2012 that considered the operational requirements and options for development. The preferred scheme being taken forward will involve the removal of the old St. Helier Marina Linkspan Bridge, a new bridge configuration, improved visitor/waiting pontoons to Berths № 4 & 5 and an improved berthing facility for the RNLI and South Coast Cruises day trip vessel. In addition, the chosen scheme will ‘release’ the southwest corner of St Helier Marina for a potential future project involving additional berthing. The Redevelopment of Berths № 4 & 5 will be carried out with the assistance of engineering consultancy ARUP.
The refurbishment of the Fishermen’s Berths, adjacent to La Collete, St Helier, will enhance an ageing pontoon system through the introduction of new materials, including pontoon decking, additional lighting, and emergency equipment etc. These improvements will provide the Jersey fishing fleet with a safer working environment.
These new commissions highlight the on-going relationship between Marina Projects and Ports of Jersey. Under a Term Agreement, Marina Projects is contracted to provide a range of consultancy based professional services, covering marine related activity, project planning and delivery. All of these aspects play a significant role in the larger scale project to enhance and develop the marine leisure business in Jersey.
David Tisdale, Capex Manager for Ports of Jersey commented:
“We are pleased to continue our work with Marina Projects. We have many exciting plans for the Island’s marine leisure industry and the outstanding experience and expertise that Marina Projects bring will ensure that these plans are delivered in a considered manner and timely fashion.”
Phil Dunn, Senior Project Manager at Marina Projects added:
“We thoroughly enjoy working with Ports of Jersey and value the on-going relationship and working partnership we have established. Long-term associations like these are important to us as a business and highlight the benefit of our services to organisations and public bodies such as Ports of Jersey. They also provide the satisfaction of seeing a development through from the masterplanning and feasibility stages to the delivery of the finished product.”
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