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Falklands' MPA infrastructure to be upgraded with a £55.7 million contract

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:29 UTC
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 The contract is for the upgrade of the main power station, main boiler house and district heating system, which have been in service for a number of years The contract is for the upgrade of the main power station, main boiler house and district heating system, which have been in service for a number of years
The announcement comes after Secretary Fallon visited the Falklands in February, and forms part of the commitment to modernize the Islands' military infrastructure The announcement comes after Secretary Fallon visited the Falklands in February, and forms part of the commitment to modernize the Islands' military infrastructure
Alongside the recent contract to improve Mare harbor, “we are boosting our defensive capability and supporting the Islands”, said the minister. Alongside the recent contract to improve Mare harbor, “we are boosting our defensive capability and supporting the Islands”, said the minister.

A £55.7 million contract to upgrade infrastructure at MPA, in the Falkland Islands was signed this week between Southampton based Trant Engineering Ltd and the UK Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO).

 The contract is for the upgrade of the main power station, main boiler house and district heating system, which have been in service for a number of years and will ensure that the facilities continue to provide a safe and reliable means of supplying electrical power and hot water for many years to come.

The announcement comes after Defense Secretary Michael Fallon visited the Falkland Islands in February, and forms part of his commitment of £180 million investment over the next decade to modernize the military infrastructure on the Islands.

Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said: “the upgrading of these facilities is an important part of our major investment plan to deliver better infrastructure for our armed forces. Alongside our recent contract to improve Mare harbor, we are boosting our defensive capability and supporting the Islands”.

This latest contract is expected to be followed by investment to improve new services accommodation at the 3 Radar Heads.

There are currently around 1,200 military and civilian personnel based in the Falklands supporting defensive air, naval and land assets, including RAF Typhoon aircraft, helicopters, Royal Navy patrol vessels and an army infantry company.

Simon Trant, Managing Director International at Trant Engineering said that it will be a privilege and honor to utilize our expertise to upgrade Mount Pleasant power station.

“The contract award follows a rigorous and exacting selection process. We look forward to delivering efficient, integrated and innovative improvements and working with partners in our trademark collaborative manner. We have been working on various infrastructure projects on the Falkland Islands and are operationally familiar with the environment”.

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  • Brasileiro

    hahaha This money is not enough to build a mooring rafts.

    You are bankrupt!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfdei_8f3-I&index=67&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A

    May 07th, 2016 - 10:59 am 0
  • Anbar

    I wouldnt be too triumphant about any of the Brasilian construction projects - it appears that big chunks of the money went into corruption/bribery meaning that the “on budget” games were inf act built by under-budget, bribed, companies.. so as with the cycle path God help those who are in any of the new facilities... I sincerely hope nothing happens but it would not surprise me at all to see stadia collapse.
    Although what the heck that has to do with this article I have no idea whatsoever... were you simply doing a generic trawl and couldnt think of anything better to say?

    Its significant that, once again, more money is being spent in the Falkland Islands, meaning there is absolutely no lack of confidence in their future under their current leadership and People.

    In a few months Brazil will have some expensive monuments to a departed corrupt Government, and the Falkland Islanders will be warm and happy .. who's laughing now?

    May 07th, 2016 - 11:36 am 0
  • Islander1

    God Brassy you are so thick! There is little need to upgrade port berthing facilities you arse- look at the picture! Modern Type 45 Destroyers berth there when they visit! That upgrade(separate budget already announced before) is a separate sum and mostly is to upgrade the secondary pontoon berthing were you see the container vessel berthed- it is a stern loading Ro-Ro so actually does not need a full side pier-could not use it!
    The money- over several years will be spent on upgrading and modernising the items in the article! Already there is a modern windfarm there which has cut diesel fuel generator costs, but the generators themselves are now 34 yrs old and even at reduced demand thanks to the windfarm will not last for ever!
    The British go in for timely budgeted upgrades and replacements- unlike your corrupt and virtually bankrupt nation -= now well into international junk grade credit ratings.

    May 07th, 2016 - 12:35 pm 0
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