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Falklands new port will require 900,000 tons of stone

Saturday, January 30th 2021 - 09:40 UTC
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Falkland Island lawmaker, MLA Roger Edwards, portfolio holder for Public Works spoke about the ongoing project for the new port to replace FIPASS, (Falklands Interim Port and Storage System) and the resources it will require, among which some 900,000 tons of stone. Read full article


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  • Islander1

    So maybe cheaper to build it East of the Camber on other side of harbour- all the rock is right there 100or so mtrs away and removal would produce the flat container park area and access to potential Port William deepwater port in long term if ever needed. Come on FIG at least look at options and do the sums to see which really is better location in Stanley Harbour.

    Jan 30th, 2021 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • RedBaron

    To what extent were outside port consulting and civil engineering companies invited to look at all the options? Surely a good study would examine all options and produce a feasibility study to cost out all the options including the cost and efficiency of supplying materials (inclusive of moving the stone by water instead of by road)?
    Maybe these things have been studied already but why is the 900,000 tonnes issue now surfacing as a massive hurdle - 10 years worth of production (assuming they can get all the explosives and transport needed)?This should have been raised and addressed in the final construction report prior to appointing the contractors.

    Jan 30th, 2021 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    I am with you..., on this one..., Mr. Timlander1...

    I Think..., the FIG(leaf's) using that auld Kelper approach of “rehashing” every little bit of existing infrastructure..., is blindig them...

    ***“ Come on FIG..., at least look at options and do the sums to see which really is better location in Estanley Harbour....”***


    Jan 30th, 2021 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Islander1

    Gracias Senor Think- Thankyou- there are times we can agree on somethings!

    Jan 30th, 2021 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    You are welcome...
    I hope no one in them Islands uses my comment to “infere” that you are collaborating with the “enemy”...
    I just wanted to say that..., when you are righ..., you are right...
    Even a dumb “Argie” can see it...


    Jan 30th, 2021 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • portman

    makes every sense to source the rock from mary hill quarry as that's what happened for the construction of stanley airport in the 1970s and for the interim infrastructure needed in1982 to accommodated british military forces before mpc came on stream. the consultation about this will no doubt add at least another year to the project timescale. completion in 2030 might be too ambitious now! using mary hill quarry will enable production at pony's pass to continue uninterupted to meet commitments for other projects. makes perfect sense but will it happen? if you can't lol what can you do!

    Feb 01st, 2021 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    - I have just been in “ PenguinPress Contact” with Kelper MLA Mike Summers about Mr. Islander1's very humble & logical request...

    Let's see if this very busy international Kelper politician has some spare time to llok at some “minor” local issues...

    Feb 02nd, 2021 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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