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Deep water fuel berth 'is needed by 2020'

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WORK must begin now to ensure that a deep water berth for fuel and cargo is built at St Sampson's by 2020, according to harbour master Captain Peter Gill.

WORK must begin now to ensure that a deep water berth for fuel and cargo is built at St Sampson's by 2020, according to harbour master Captain Peter Gill.

The berth is one of three key priorities in the ports master plan, published yesterday by Public Services, and is being put forward for the States' capital prioritisation programme.

The preferred proposal would see the berth running south from Longue Hougue, costing between £71m. and £143m.

'In order to develop a solution for 2020, the island needs to start working on it now,' said Captain Gill, pictured, who acknowledged that the proposal might cause adverse reaction from Belle Greve Bay homeowners.

Other recommendations for St Sampson's included the adoption of an energy zone.

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