Walcon Marine completes major project at QE II Marina, Guernsey

A major project by Walcon Marine for longstanding client Guernsey Ports has been successfully completed. It involved the removal and replacement of piers D and E in the QEII Marina, a total of 500 metres of walkways and finger pontoons.

Their exposed position near the entrance to the marina required the use of Walcon’s Heavy Duty pontoons to counter the heavy swells that can occur. The £1.4 million replacement of the piers plus their pontoons represents an essential upgrade of some of the infrastructure that hosts the largest vessels in the QEII Marina and is part of a wider £10 million programme of investment in the marina’s infrastructure. The two piers will accommodate around 130 larger leisure boats. Much of the previous equipment dated back to the construction of the marina in the 1980s and had long since reached the end of their design life.
The successful installation of the new pontoon infrastructure was overseen by Jenny Giles, Head of Infrastructure Delivery, Guernsey Ports, who commented: “Once again it has been a pleasure to work with Walcon Marine. Replacing piers D and E was a major logistical operation, but it went smoothly and the new piers were in place ready for the new season. We are confident that they will give many years of service to our customers.”

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