Last Friday 10 September 2021, the Falkland Islands port project received ExCo (Executive Council) approval to proceed to Stage One B, Detailed Design, which will take place over the next 13 months. Stage One A began in July 2020 and involved an extensive series of stakeholder workshops, surveys, demand studies and environmental assessments in order to produce the initial Concept Design for the new facility.
Further to the announcement made on 1 February, the Falkland Islands Government can confirm that commercial air links with both Chile and Brazil will remain suspended until 1 October 2021.
The Falkland Islands' government has released new information on the current state of the Capital Development Program, saying that progress has been good despite the disruption from Covid-19.
The Falkland Islands Government continues to closely monitor the situation regarding the suspension of commercial air links with Chile and Brazil, in light of the ongoing pandemic.
An advance team from BAM Nuttall Ltd that will design and build a new port in the Falkland Islands arrived this week in Stanley and is complying with their 14-day quarantine, ahead of their extensive stakeholder engagement program, which is scheduled to begin in the first two weeks of next month.
British contractor BAM Nuttall is set to start work at the end of this month on a new port for the Falklands Islands. The existing facilities will be replaced. BAM Nuttall was chosen by the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) in February to carry out the design and build contract for the new port. The contract was signed in early April but was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Falkland Islands Government announced on Monday that it has completed and signed a contract with BAM Nuttall for the design and build of a new port in Stanley Harbor.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) last week announced that it has chosen BAM-Nutall as its development partner to build a new port with a lifetime of fifty years. This week more details of the major project, to be developed in three stages and which is expected to be completed in three/four years were revealed by members of the local government.
The Falkland Islands Government has announced the appointment of Catherine Silva Donayre as the new Director of Development and Commercial Services when the current Director, Ian Robertson, leaves in June 2020.