Falklands braced for oil boom with deep-water port plan

A new deep-water port facility is planned for the Falkland Islands, reports the Mercopress news website.

It says the new landing facilities will be at Port William, to avoid the environmental impact of expanding the floating dock at Stanley. The plans assume oil and gas production will have taken off within five or six years, requiring hundreds of tones of equipment to be transported to the South Atlantic.

Councillor Dick Sawle is quoted saying: “While we welcome and want to support all of the oil and gas industry, we need its development to happen in the right place and that is not Stanley Harbour.”

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