Work to progress investigations into options for a Pool Marina in St Peter Port Harbour is continuing at pace.
Guernsey Ports on behalf of the States' Trading Supervisory Board is carrying out these studies following the Future Harbours Requirements Study States debate in June 2021.
Doug Wright, Commercial Manager - Ports said:
"This is a complex programme which will develop proposals within St Peter Port Harbour for a 'Pool Marina' with associated marina facilities and will include costings and timelines to deliver a marina. The timetable to carry out all the investigations which will shape the Policy Letter to be presented to the States Assembly in December 2022 is ambitious, but the Ports team is making good progress and engineering investigation teams is due to be on the ground in quarter one of 2022."
The programme team has been working with specialist engineering consultants to arrange a series of exploratory on-site studies, which is anticipated to be carried out in the quieter winter months to minimise the impact on vessel traffic movements. There will also be demand studies and stakeholder engagements taking place early in the New Year.
Jenny Giles, Project Civil Engineer for Guernsey Ports said:
"We are working with our consultants on securing specialist surveying and seabed core drilling equipment this coming winter. This equipment is needed to assess the potential footprint of a new marina and any possible limitations of the area, geology and surrounding infrastructure, so that we can present the best possible options to the States Assembly."
Vessel owners and operators who currently use the Pool area of St Peter Port Harbour will be contacted ahead of any work and how it may impact them.