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Articles from November 2010

The Caledonian Maritime Assets (Port Ellen) Harbour Revision Order 201(X)

30 November 2010

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) has been developing long term plans for harbour improvements at Port Ellen for some time in consultation with the local community, community groups and interested businesses. In order to progress the long term plans CMAL are required to apply to Scottish Government for a Harbour Revision Order (HRO). This is the planning approval process for marine works. Details of the application can be found here or on the Port Ellen and Kennacraig Impovement project page.

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CMAL announce contract for Kennacraig Pier upgrade project

25 November 2010

CMAL has today announced that the contract for the Kennacraig Pier upgrade project has been awarded to Graham Construction. The £3.44M contract was awarded following a Public Contracts Scotland tendering process and will predominantly comprise of the construction of a new berthing dolphin to accommodate the new vessel MV Finlaggan which is due in Scotland in April 2011.

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CMAL announce submission of Port Ellen Harbour Revision Order 201(X)

22 November 2010

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has announced that it will submit a Harbour Revision Order to the Scottish Government this week, for planning approval to progress marine works at Port Ellen.

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CMAL response to heavy berthing at Port Ellen

15 November 2010

Following the heavy berthing of MV Hebridean Isles at Port Ellen on Friday 5th November, an engineering inspection of the roundhead and pier was undertaken. Based on the recommendations of this inspection, CMAL has instructed Calmac Ferries Ltd to exercise caution when using the pier in adverse weather conditions and minimise use of the roundhead during berthing operations. The safety of all port users is a priority to CMAL and we will continue to monitor the pier structures while the pier remains in use. We will be working closely with CFL in this regard. Closure of the port for reconstruction work is planned for Spring 2011 and remains on programme.

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CMAL announce bed levelling works at Kennacraig

11 November 2010

CMAL has announced that bed levelling works will be taking place in West Loch Tarbert, near the ferry terminal at Kennacraig. The works will begin on 15th November and last two weeks.

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