Rockfall Protection Measures to commence in 2020

St Helena Government (SHG) has recently signed a contract with ‘CAN SA’ from Mirmande, France, to install rockfall protection measures in support of SHG’s Rockfall Protection Strategy 2017.

The Contract will see rockfall protection measures installed in Upper and Lower Ruperts Valley and James Valley, with specific emphasis on cliffs above the General Hospital, Cambrian House and Estcourt Gardens, and other areas on the western cliff face in James Valley, as well as protective measures to safeguard the wall on Mundens Path. In Rupert’s, protective measures will be installed at the Wharf, above the Power Station, BFI and also on the Haul Road.

Operationalisation of Ruperts Wharf is a priority for SHG and installing rockfall protection measures above Ruperts Wharf, will be the first step to providing safe and secure cargo operations.

The works are expected to be delivered in six months, and personnel from CAN SA will be arriving on-Island from early January 2020.

There will be direct benefits to the local community arising from this project as it is expected for some local labour to be employed, accommodation to be rented, and vehicles and plant equipment to be hired.

Financial Secretary, Dax Richards, commented:

“We are pleased to have CAN SA as our partner in delivering this key infrastructure project for the Island. The project has been planned for some time and importantly the works will create opportunities for employment, improve safety for our residents and build momentum as we look to create a stimulus for the economy. SHG is keen to progress other areas in the Economic Development Investment Programme, including Rupert’s Development as quickly as possible.”

Notes to Editor

The Rockfall Protection Project is being funded from the DFID funded Economic Development Investment Programme and was approved by Executive Council in July 2019.

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22 October 2019

St Helena Government Communications Hub

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