Harland and Wolff - Shipbuilding and Engineering Works

Falklands Flexiport

All the preparation, construction and prefabrication work was undertaken by Harland and Wolff between October 1983 and February 1984 and moved to the Falklands in a phased programme of three separate heavy equipment lift ship loads. Apart from a crane barge, the first load contained six mooring dolphins and the two quayside barges, which arrived at Port Stanley on 27 December 1983 after a 23 day passage from Belfast Lough.

The whole complex became operational well within the five months time limit laid down by the Ministry of Defence.