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£300k marina makeover starts tomorrow

£300k marina makeover starts tomorrow

Sunday 04 December 2016

£300k marina makeover starts tomorrow

Sunday 04 December 2016

Skippers will have limited time to get in and out of St Helier Marina over next three weeks while the gates are being replaced as part of a £300k makeover.

From tomorrow, access to the marina will be limited to a period of one hour either side of high water and skippers will need to keep an eye on the traffic lights.

The storm gates, which have been there since the marina first opened almost 35 years ago, are being removed and replaced and access to the marina has to be limited as the work is being carried out from a large barge and involves diving work.

As part of the major works programme, the lifting mechanisms and power systems will also be replaced and should last another 30 years.

Following a tender process, the specialist work is being carried out by Dutch maritime construction company, Ravestein, which previously worked on the construction and replacement of the link span bridge on the western berth in Elizabeth Harbour in 2013.

The marina gates have been constructed in the Netherlands and are currently being transported by sea to the Island.   

A budget of £300k has been allocated to the works project, monies which will be funded directly by Ports of Jersey and not through government financial support.


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