Elizabeth Marina: upgrade for tidal gates
From Jersey Marinas
8th February 2023
Work is due to start tomorrow (Thursday 9 February) to replace several electrical and hydraulic components of the Elizabeth Marina tidal gates.
The control system and mechanics for the lifting and lowering of the gates were installed in 1998 and some elements of the system now need replacing to maintain the safe operation of the marina.
The work will begin with the digging of a trench, which will require the closure of the southern promenade for two days – Thursday and Friday this week. This will affect pedestrians who walk or run around the edge of the marina.
Work will then resume in March, at which time the gates may be closed while hydraulics and electrical components are replaced. This means there could be restrictions on when boat-owners can enter and leave the marina. More detailed timings will be available nearer the time and will be communicated directly to Islanders who rent berths in the marina.
Head of Marine Leisure, Simon Porritt, said: “We apologise for any disruption islanders may experience while we replace the hydraulics on the gates, but the parts do need replacing if we are to maintain a smoothly functioning marina for both islanders and boat-users to enjoy. We will minimise disruption wherever possible and will keep mariners updated regularly while the work is underway.”
The work is due to be completed before the summer.