Designed by marine civil engineers Wallace Stone, contractors McLaughlin & Harvey are on target with works that will make a huge difference to the facility.

Stornoway Deep Water Port

Stornoway Deep Water Port

Dredging carried out by the Boskalis dredge pipe using teeth and water jets will remove up to half a million tonnes of material from the seabed, and most will be placed in a reclamation area.

Rock platforms will be extended and widened and the installation of quay wall piles, 43% of which were completed in January, will continue.

When finished, the port will be able to cater for offshore wind vessels and the world’s largest cruise liners, the Stornoway Port Authority says.

“The multi-purpose facilities at Deep Water Terminal will provide a berth for vessels up to 360m long with a water depth of 10m below Chart Datum, a ferry berth, and 6.5 hectares of land for unloading, storage and industrial uses,” says the Authority.

A fabrication yard operated by Harland and Wolff will also gain a link road to it once the necessary rock blasting and formation is completed.