Stornoway Port Authority is urgent ahead with the development of its new multi-purpose deepwater terminal, having awarded a £49m ($63.8m) contract to Belfast-based constructing and civil engineering firm McLaughlin and Harvey.
Work on the challenge on the Outer Hebrides’ important port ought to begin within the coming weeks, with completion anticipated earlier than the tip of subsequent 12 months. The terminal is anticipated to offer amenities for a wide range of sectors, together with lodging for offshore wind farm vessels and different vitality sector exercise. Its important berth will as effectively be appropriate for the most important cruise liners. Improvement of the terminal must also enhance the capabilities and adaptability of the Arnish fabrication yard at Stornoway.
The Port Authority has labored with the Scottish authorities, the Scottish Futures Belief, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar—the native authority for the Western Isles—over the previous 4 years to progress the challenge.
Deputy First Minister of Scotland, John Swinney, commented: “The event of the Stornoway deepwater terminal can be a game-changer for the native financial system and for Scotland’s aspirations to develop our renewables and cruise sectors. The terminal is a key factor of the Islands Development Deal and can allow cruise site visitors and enlargement of the offshore renewables provide chain within the wake of the ScotWind offshore wind leasing spherical, in addition to offering infrastructure for a variety of different potential actions.”