Green Port and Renewable Energy Centre – Forari Bay

Green Port and Renewable Energy Centre – Forari Bay



A new blue green economic opportunity for North Efate is now ready for development in the Forari Bay area.  The Forari Bay Development Company’s vision to create a multi-purpose North Efate development to serve as a second major peri-urban hub for Efate.

Key Activities:

The development will provide:

  • New domestic green port for Efate to serve as main inter-island shipping hub (powered by Renewable Energy)
  • New domestic green fleet (renewable energy powered domestic fleet of 12 ships)
  • New green slipway to service full domestic fleet and international vessels needing repair and maintenance while in Vanuatu waters (powered by Renewable Energy)
  • Trade centre for productive sector products from Provinces (raw and value-added) for domestic and international trade
  • Manufacturing centre for renewable energy products (e-vehicles, renewable energy products)
  • Agriculture/Horticulture high production high demand products




  • (Readiness) Complete Master Plan, Government Approvals,Sites Establisment. (USD 1m)
  • A totally green port, infrastructure system and transport and regional waste management facility. (USD 30.0m)
  • Slipway to improve the safety of vessels and passengers within Vanuatu waters. (USD 3.2m)
  • Food and niche Vanuatu horticulture products milled,processed and exported (USD 4.2m)
  • A vibrant climate resilient trading green port (USD 35.4m)
  • A sustainable fishery (USD 10.0m)
  • Total overall Project Costs Estimated to be USD 250 million


Construction Process Generally

Managed by Forari Bay Development Company appointed Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Financial Controller and Programme Manager with assistance from Specialist Design Consultants as required.

Preliminary Concept

The concept development will be as follows:

  • Determine Scope of Work and sequencing required for the benefit of the project thru discussions with user groups, government departments, investors together with other interest groups & stake holders.
  • Confirm suitability of activity for Forari Bay project master plan.
  • Confirm activity is feasibility and demand will be sufficient to ensure the activity is sustainable, worthwhile and a benefit to the community.
  • Obtain Government Departments for Approvals.
  • Prepare conceptual design of building structures, establish estimate of construction costs estimate to test feasibility of business model.
  • Confirm interest with Funders, Investors and end users, sign-up commitments where appropriate.
  • Prepare Sub-Lease documentation for the specific site locations.
  • Proceed with developed design work and documentation, determine appropriate engineering design systems and cost comparison of build options.
  • Engage with selected Construction Specialists to review of design and construction options to ensure the most appropriate solution to the complex engineering challenges are adopted.
  • Peer review of engineering design solutions
  • Monitor developed design progress to confirm construction cost estimates.
  • Complete project design documentation and working drawings.
  • Re-Confirm Funding and Budgets

Implementation will be conducted as follows:

  • Call for Tenders from selected reliable experienced construction companies, subcontractors and suppliers who have a good record of work in the region.
  • Tenders to be based on ability to deliver with guaranteed price and completion date.
  • Design & Build Tender Option will be a preference for some of the elements.
  • Strong Professional Management by Forari Bay Development Company thru the construction process.
  • Monthly Project Control Group (PCG) meetings and reports to Funders and Stake Holders.
  • Strict Performance & Budget monitoring.

Project Completion and hand-over….on time and within budget




Project PHASE A Goal 1 – Complete Master Plan, Government Approvals, Site Establishment. (USD 1m) Objectives • Complete Master Plan, consult with user groups within 2 months • Complete Cost Benefit analysis of elements within 1 month • Conduct general environmental and social impacts studies within 2 months • Establish Site Office within 1 month • Preliminary Site Clearing within 5 months Goal 2 - A totally green port, infrastructure system and transport. (USD 30.0m) Objectives • Partner with Star8 Australia and its agent Pacific Green Solutions in Vanuatu within 2 months • Proof of concept demonstrations of solar electric vehicle transport service and renewable energy technology within 9 months • Design and construct renewable energy manufacturing facility and vehicle assembly plant within 9 months • Provide decentralized renewable power to all port and inland infrastructure users within 18 months • Operate and maintain green bus service Forari Bay to Port Vila within 18 months • Introduce drone service to Port Vila and outer islands within 24 months • Introduce e-ferry service to local islands within 24 months • Develop regional export market having created demand and built-up stock levels within 36 months Goal 3 – Slipway to Improve the safety of vessels and passengers within Vanuatu waters. (USD 3.2m) Objectives • Conduct environmental and social impacts studies to develop a functioning ship repair and maintenance facility in Forari Bay within 2 months • Undertake the Design and Construct planning within 1 month • Construct a functioning slipway, ship repair and maintenance facility for up to 50 vessels per year, maximum 40 m in length within 12 months • Operate the ship repair and maintenance facility within 14 months Goal 4 - Food and niche Vanuatu horticulture products processed and exported (USD 4.2m) Objectives • Conduct environmental and social impacts studies within 2 months • Survey and develop of 30 x 3-hectare allotments and processing facilities within 6 months • Working with the Department of Agriculture establish a Regenerative Agriculture Project for 10 families within 12 months • Design and construct climate resilient prototype housing and accommodation on 10 lots within 12 months • Provide equipment to approved and licenced operators trained and mentored in regenerative agricultural practices without the need for a personal capital requirement for outright purchase of land and building within 9 months • Construct a processing factory and packing shed fully equipped with amenities and equipment for freezing, canning, and treatment of produce ready for export • Grow produce on a stable & sustainable basis for processing at FB facility for Export with 24 months Goal 5 - A vibrant climate resilient trading green port (USD 35.4m) Objectives • Design Construct harbour wall and wharf within 24 months • Introduce best practice cargo handling and professional stevedoring services 2 months • Construct storage and lay down areas within 3 months • Operate and maintain the Port within 26 months • Procure 4 modern efficient landing craft style vessels capable of landing stores and vehicles on a beach within 18 months • Construct passenger terminal within 8 months • Construct and lease back building and factories to meet the needs of the customers’ with in 3 years • Design and construct a Market place for all goods within 12 months • Operate and maintain the Passenger terminal and Market facility within 18 months • Design and build a Cultural Centre Goal 6 - A sustainable fishery (USD 10.0m) Objectives • Consult widely in the Fishing sector within 3 months • Design the Forari Bay Fish Processing Plant within 3 months • Establish a Vanuatu Owned & Operated fleet of 4 modern tuna fishing vessels operated by an experienced management company with sophisticated catching procedures that dramatically reduces bi catch within 18 months • Construct a processing facility that is professionally designed and managed within 12 months • Appoint Management Company to operate and maintain the facility within 6 months Total overall Project Costs Estimated to be USD 250 million Summarized below: Phase A - Goals 1 to 6 described above - Duration 36 months – USD 86 million Phase B - Duration 24 months – USD 48 million Phase C - Duration 38 months - USD 50 million Phase D - Duration 40 months - USD 50 million Phase E - Duration 48 months – USD 16 million
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Project Contact: 

Jim Young

678 5569556

Peter Stokes

+678 5191810
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