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Elizabeth Harbour redevelopment update

Ports of Jersey is holding two Industry Days later this month, one in Jersey and a second in London. The events are being held to allow potential contractors to find out more about the work required for the redevelopment of Elizabeth Harbour, which is being reconfigured as part of the St Helier Harbour Master Plan. The Industry Days are also aiming to stimulate interest within the market and enable the industry to mobilise before the procurement; to encourage early cross-supply chain dialogue and collaboration in the development of solutions; and to obtain market feedback on key elements of the project. A Prior Information Notice - which signals upcoming work to external suppliers - was published in November 2022. Ports of Jersey’s Harbour Master, Captain Bill Sadler, said: “I am pleased to see that we are taking the next step in the procurement process for this important project for Jersey. It is essential that we secure the right suppliers to reconfigure Elizabeth Harbour, which will bring together the crane and trailer operations into one, consolidated freight area. “This redevelopment requires specialist marine skills, which is why we are inviting contractors from both within Jersey and beyond, to ensure we can secure the right supplier.” The Elizabeth Terminal building will also be replaced, to allow for the increase in freight capacity, and to improve passenger journeys for both Islanders and visitors. The two Industry Days are in Jersey on 27 January and in London on 31 January. They will enable a wide selection of companies to find out more about the project so they can decide whether they want to formally bid for the contract. Any organisations who have not yet expressed an interest in this procurement, and would like to ask to attend the industry days, please register via Ports of Jersey’s eProcurement portal, Proactis . Public consultation Before developing detailed plans, a public consultation asked Islanders to give their views on potential uses for the harbour area. The responses have been collated and a report will be published later this month. This feedback will help to refine the proposals for Elizabeth Harbour before a planning application is submitted.

Posted on 13th January 2023

by Ports of Jersey

Welcome from the Harbour Master

As Islanders, our quality of life depends on connectivity, whether visiting friends and relatives, accessing healthcare and education, or going away on holiday. Our economy is built on our transport links. Our lifeline freight connections at St Helier Harbour handle 98% of all cargo entering the Island, including the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the materials we need to build, furnish and heat our homes. With ageing infrastructure and freight activity at Elizabeth Harbour exceeding capacity, it is now more important than ever to prepare St Helier Harbour for the future. So we’ve developed a Master Plan that will secure the viability of our lifeline port by making it more efficient. This will increase the port’s capacity to handle freight, and provide an opportunity to free up space for facilities which will enhance the appeal of the harbours and create vibrant community spaces for Islanders and visitors to enjoy. The Plan will be the biggest capital investment since Ports of Jersey’s incorporation in 2015. Previously a Government department, our incorporation enables us to continue to provide essential public services to the Island in a sustainable manner, and, as a self-financing entity, undertake major projects like this without funding from taxpayers. The Harbour Master Plan will take many years to be fully realised. As we develop detailed plans, we want to ensure they reflect the ambitions of our community and preserves the distinctive character, appeal and heritage of this important Island gateway. We have engaged with our partners and key stakeholders, and now we want to open discussions with the wider community to ensure that we find solutions that work for us all. Our proposals are still at an early stage, but your views are important to help us refine the designs. We look forward to hearing from you.

Posted on 15th September 2022

by Ports of Jersey