Wednesday 10 October 2012
Lagan Construction has begun dismantling the temporary dock used to import 220,000 tonnes of aggregate materials for the essential maintenance and improvements at Guernsey Airport.
The company will continue to move stockpile aggregates from Longue Hougue to the airport for at least the next 12 months, but the final bulk shipment of material was offloaded on Saturday.
The MV Martin, which has been moored alongside the temporary berth since February and used to offload incoming barges, has already been moved to St Sampson's Harbour. The vessel, which has been leased by Lagan specifically for this project, is undergoing minor repairs before leaving the island for its next assignment.
Other equipment, which includes a conveyor belt and steel support structure, will also be dismantled and will be shipped off-island for use elsewhere.
One of the conditions of the planning permission for the temporary dock and aggregate storage at Longue Hougue is the removal of all equipment and materials by the end of the project.
The concrete beams currently installed across the gap in the outer wall of Longue Hougue will be removed last.