Engineers to carry out ‘minor’ works at ferry terminal

Works to repair the old pierhead were completed in December

ENGINEERS will carry out ‘minor’ snagging works at Tiree Ferry Terminal, it has been confirmed.

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), which owns the pier, has advised that a team from contractor George Leslie Ltd will be on-site for five weeks. This follows completion of the pierhead repairs back in December in a project to return the site to operational use for third party vessels, which also delivered repairs to several areas on the main pier.

The works will include installation of chains and brackets on the fender piles, levelling the top of the fenders, resetting mooring bollards and general tidying of the works site and surrounding areas. Ferry services won’t be impacted by the works.

Nasir Uddin, senior civil engineer at CMAL, said, “Returning to site to carry out minor snagging works is a routine part of any engineering project.¬†The team of engineers will be on-site until the end of April. We will be adhering to government guidelines and Covid-19 measures, ensuring the safety of all those on-site, and the surrounding community. We would like to thank the residents of Tiree for their patience as we carry out these final snagging works in time for summer tourism and travel.”