VolkerStevin Completes Mare Harbor Jetty Improvements

Brigadier Baz Bennett and DIO’s Geoff Robson open the jetty in Mare Harbor, Image source: gov.uk

A jetty in Mare Harbor, aimed to improve military capability in the Falkland Islands and improve life for personnel on the Islands, has been completed by VolkerStevin for the Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO).

Work to upgrade the jetty was officially opened recently by Geoff Robson, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer.

This £19m contract is part of a £180m overall investment by DIO to improve facilities on the Islands over the next 10 years.

David Graham, Deputy Head of International Projects at the Defense Infrastructure Organization, said: “This new jetty will improve military capability in the Falklands as the previous harbor berth was unsuitable for the new Point Class ships. This significant investment by DIO will modernize defense infrastructure in the Falklands for years to come as well as enhancing life on the Island for our personnel and their families.”

The new facility will enable larger 20,000 tonne Point Class vessels to berth in the harbor, delivering up to 85% of the military supplies such as hardware, food, building materials and commercial freight needed on the Islands.

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

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