BAM Nuttall has been selected by the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) as the development partner to design and build a new port in Stanley Harbour. Planned to be built in the vicinity of the current port Falklands Interim Port and Storage System (FIPASS), the new facility is expected to benefit key users in the fishing, tourism and shipping sectors, as well as many other parts of the economy.
The two parties are expected to sign a contract for the project by the end of March 2020. FIG CEO Barry Rowland said: “As is well known, the existing FIPASS facility is fast approaching the end of its life. “Today’s exciting news is the first step in designing a new facility that can handle both our current needs, and our projected future demands.” The project is being developed in three stages with the first stage involving stakeholder engagement, surveys, a demand study and concept design.
The second stage of the project calls for the signing of the agreement for detailed design followed by decision gateway for FIG to approve construction costs and plans. The third stage involves the construction of the port in phases. BAM Nuttall managing director Martin Bellamy said: “We are excited to be part of such a critical national infrastructure project for the Falkland Islands and we look forward to working together with the Falkland Islands Government and our team in designing and constructing the port that will serve as a new gateway to the Falkland Islands.”
The new project is planned to be concluded with the de-commissioning and removal of FIPASS. Last year, Leeds City Council in the UK has signed a £75.98m contract with BMMjv for the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme. BMMjv is a joint venture of BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald.
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