19 June 2014
The detailed design for the terminal redevelopment is progressing well, with many aspects almost complete. CMAL are confident of progressing the works as a single project, rather than a phased development, which will significantly reduce the disruption to the terminal operations, and the overall project cost. To this end, CMAL are hopeful of shortly being able to announce a number of funding partners for the project.
The completion of the ground investigation is still proving problematic, as following initial delays for weather and technical difficulties, the barge then had to leave site due to a recurrent technical issue. CMAL are actively engaged in getting the ground investigation works back on site at the earliest opportunity.
Unfortunately the information gathered as part of the ground investigation is crucial to the completion of key design items, without which the works cannot be tendered. As a result, the overall programme for the works has slipped a few months. It is hoped that the tender process can be started in the next month or so, with a view to construction starting on site in spring/summer 2015.