Work starts on new pontoons
From Jersey Marinas
10th August 2023
Ports of Jersey is continuing to invest in Jersey’s marinas, and work to install new pontoons in St Helier Marina is due to start later this month.
Planning have approved the development and Channel Islands contractor, Geomarine, will undertake the work. The company has carried out several projects for Ports of Jersey in recent years, including the refurbishment of St Helier Marina.
The new L-shaped pontoons near the Lifeboat Café will make use of a shallow area which has been used to store floating equipment. It will provide more berthing options for leisure vessels from 8-10 metres in length, and will provide space for accommodation pods if Planning approve an application to install them.
The pontoons will measure 60 metres along its western length, 40 metres along the cross wall, and will resemble the pontoons already installed in St Helier Marina. A redundant bridge-link, repurposed from Albert Number 1 berth, will provide shore-side access, water and electrical services from the north side, near the RNLI station house.
Events and Projects Support Manager, Kim Gilbraith, said: “These new pontoons will be a better use of the space, which is currently used to store unused pontoons and a working barge platform. It will also benefit the boating community by providing more berthing options and tidying up that area of the marina.”
The pontoons that are currently stored in this area will be refurbished and used to replace ageing infrastructure in the drying harbours around the island.
The work is due to be completed in November 2023.