PORT FINANCING

13/12/2013

Le port de Whitstable ouvert l'atelier par une présentation de ses plans de développement du port et a donné un overvview des études de FLIP qui contribuent aux ports plus des plans à long terme. Parler d'un important programme jusqu'à la côte à Chatham, le projet de loi Ferries OBE parlé avec passion de l'historique Chatham Docks régime de tous les tous les défis auxquels ils ont fait face il ya la suite de la fermeture du chantier naval dans les années 1980.

13/12/2013

The port of Whitstable opened the workshop with a presentation of its harbour development plans and gave an overvview of the FLIP studies that are contributing to ports longer term plans. Speaking about a major scheme up the coast in Chatham, Bill Ferries OBE spoke passionately about the Historic Chatham Docks scheme all all the challenges that they faced there following the closure of the Naval dockyard in the 1980s. A number of innovative schemes were presented by the John Davison that might in future contribute to sustainable renewables infrastructures for small harbours. Experts spoke about the various grant and loan based schemes from UK and European soucres that might be considered by heritage projects such as those in the Port of Whitstable. The workshop provided a useful basis for French and UK partners to exchange best practices and Nathalie Dumay from the Association of French Channel Ports presented a memorandum to be signed by the FLIP ports calling for the European Commission to better recognise the plight of small and medium sized harbours in the context of the EU Maritime Strategy. The workshop was closed with a visit to the Kentish flats windfarm control centre hosted by Vattenfall.