Belle Greve deep-water berth ‘good for the fuel industry’
Saturday 9th February 2013, 3:00PM GMT.
A NEW deep-water berth off Belle Greve would have a positive impact on the fuel industry, utilities and a distributor have said.
Guernsey Gas, Guernsey Electricity and Rubis all backed the proposal, announced on Wednesday by Public Services in its ports master plan.
The department suggested the infrastructure – running south from Longue Hougue for cargo and fuel at a cost of between £71m. and £143m. – would benefit future fuel imports.
At present, fuel imports arrive at St Sampson’s Harbour but Public Services said the facility severely restricts the type of vessels that can be used because of its shallow depth and tidal range – boats have to be designed to sit on the seabed while discharging.