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Multi-million upgrade at Guernsey Ports

Guernsey Ports is to begin a multi-million programme of investment in its QEII Marina, starting with new and improved mooring pontoons for around 130 vessels.

The marina dates back to the 1980s with most of its current infrastructure dating back to this time.

Works will include the replacement of the marina gates, improvements to mooring pontoons, and other upgrades to facilities for boat owners.

The first element will be the replacement of the two pontoons adjacent to the QEII Marina entrance, D and E which are at the end of their operational life and will be replaced with modern, heavy-duty pontoons and strengthened supporting piles.

“While the D&E pontoons have been well maintained, they date back to the construction of the marina in the 1980s and were designed for smaller boats than are currently moored there,” said Guernsey Ports civil engineer Jenny Giles. “They have long since reached the end of their design life and need replacing.

“These new, industry standard pontoons will significantly upgrade the current berths and allow us to optimise the configuration of moorings for some of the largest vessels in the QEII.”

Around £64 million of capital investment and maintenance has been identified for St Peter Port Harbour over the next ten years to help address ageing facilities and infrastructure.

Guernsey Ports has proposed above RPI increases to current fees and charges for 2024 to help fund additional investment in the Ports’ infrastructure.

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