The final proposed design for the new cruise port reduces the ‘dredge footprint’ of the project by around 20%, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
The design, submitted by Verdant Isle Port Partners, still involves dredging some 68,000 square metres of the seabed to make way for the new berthing facility. The original design involved 97,000 square metres of dredging.
There is also a slight reduction in the amount of ‘reclaimed land’ for the port.
The new design shifts the angle of the piers, extending them into deeper water, to allow for less dredging.