Falklands government issues new port tender

Falklands The new port is expected to support both traditional and new operations. Credit: Falklands Islands Government

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has issued a development partner tender for the design and construction of a new port that can handle the same type of cargo as the current port as well as facilitate forecasted economic growth including future hydrocarbon operations.

Current port operations include containerised and breakbulk cargo, fishing industry transhipments, berthing of expedition and cruise vessels, fuel tanker, and berthing of various other vessels including the local ferry and coastal shipping vessel ro-ro, Fisheries Protection ships, ocean yachts and smaller lighter craft. The new port will be designed to provide appropriate infrastructure facilities for traditional industries’ operations and potential future operations with exploratory technologies.

Iain Robertson, director of development and commercial services, said: “This development will be one of the largest in the history of the islands, which is why it is vital that we carry out all aspects of the procurement journey in a carefully managed way. This is an exciting step forward and one which will is vital to the health of our economy as it supports the growth of our fishing, imports and exports, tourism and scientific research.”

The tender will remain open for three months before closing on 30 August 2019. FIG hope to award a contract by the end of 2019, while design development will commence at start of 2020.

The current procurement does not include ongoing operations for the port. This will be contracted separately once designs and requirements have progressed.


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