Improvements to Mare Harbour jetty in Falklands complete

Image: VolkerStevin
Image: VolkerStevin

Works to upgrade the Mare Harbour jetty in the Falklands Islands have been completed by VolkerStevin for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

The improvements to the roll-on roll-off jetty are part of a £19 million (US$26.3 million) contract that enabled larger 20,000-tonne Point-class vessels to berth in the harbour, delivering up to 85 per cent of the military supplies such as hardware, food, building materials and commercial freight needed on the islands.

The new berthing facilities on the jetty will allow goods to safely roll-on and roll-off from the Falkland Islands Resupply Ships (FIRS).

VolkerStevin has also replaced walkways along the berth, lighting improvements, capstans and a PA system. Firefighting capabilities have also been upgraded.

About UK 1,200 military and civilian personnel are based in the Falklands.

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