NEW PORT FACILITY - PROJECT BACKGROUND
The economy of the Falkland Islands depends upon marine access, and the Falkland Interim Port and Storage System (FIPASS) has provided that since 1984. New Port facilities are now required to serve both the needs of the traditional industries today and support economic growth. The overall Project objectives are:
- Develop a port to meet the needs of the Falkland Islands
- Replace FIPASS but allow continued operation of FIPASS until the new Port is available for use through a phased handover to the new port through simultaneous operations
- Flexibility to meet future needs
Governance of the project is through a gateway process, based on the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Plan of Work, with oversight from a FIG Project Board and Executive Council. The project is to be divided into various packages of work including the phased replacement of the existing floating structure to be completed by 2027, in addition to the replacement of the existing causeway and a new access road.
Following ExCo approval, The Project Team are currently in the tender phase of the phased replacement of the existing floating structure. The Project Team are also conducting an options appraisal prior to going to tender for the replacement of the causeway and a new access road.
- Once contracts are awarded, following ExCo approval, we will preceed to Outline Design, Costs and Programme.
- FIG will review the above and a gateway decision will be taken to proceed to the next stage.
- The next stage will include Detailed Design and procurement activity for sub-contracts.
- Completion of each phase of the works will be according to the Programme, with gateways at key points for review.
Updated: 7th March 2023
The information on this site will be updated following an ExCo meeting in February 2024.
Updated: 4th December 2023