Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) has awarded a contract to Wallace Stone Consulting Engineers for design development work in advance of the introduction of a new ferry on the ‘Skye Triangle’ in 2018.
The work will include design development at Tarbert ferry terminal, owned by CMAL, and Lochmaddy ferry terminal, owned by Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar.
An agreement is in place between CMAL and Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, which will see CMAL manage the development and delivery of required works at Lochmaddy on the local authority’s behalf.
Wallace Stone will be tasked with identifying the required harbor improvements at Lochmaddy and Tarbert, and working with CMAL and Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar to agree preferred options to take to detailed design and construction.
Among the areas to be reviewed as part of the contract are mooring arrangements, fendering, linkspan, dredging, vehicle marshalling and access roads and footpaths.
The consultant will also manage and supervise ground investigation and concrete testing works.
Wallace Stone’s work will begin in this month and is anticipated to be completed in May 2017.