Deep Water Terminal, Stornoway

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Stornoway Port Authority



Deep Water Terminal providing modern facilities for a variety of sectors. 

As well as being able to accommodate on and offshore wind farm vessels and support other energy sector activities, the main berth is suitable for the largest cruise liners. Helping to boost the islands’ important tourism industry.

The design will enable it to be adapted for a wide range of future uses.

Construction &

Works included the construction of a new 195m long combi-piled steel main berth quay wall with concrete cope. An open piled concrete berthing dolphin was also installed; allowing the berth to be extended to 270m.

Additionally a 150m long combi-piled steel linkspan berth quay wall with concrete cope was also constructed.

We dredged approximately 500,000m3 of material to be reused as infill behind the new quay walls to create reclaimed land along the western shore. We also carried out rock blasting to make up the shortfall in dredged material.

As part of our works, we removed two shipwrecks, cargo ship SS Alabama sunk in 1904 and coal hulk SS Portugal which sank in 1953.

We undertook our works in an area away from the existing port, using a private access road and a newly constructed direct access link. However, we coordinated with the Harbour Master, interfacing with lifeline ferry service routes, vessel deliveries to the island, fisheries and pleasure crafts, to minimise any potential disruption to the port’s operations.

Watch our first stage pour of the berthing dolphin

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