Previous projects completed by Caledonian Maritime Assets.
MV LOCH SEAFORTH
The first piece of steel was cut on the 16 September 2013 for the MV LOCH SEAFORTH, the replacement ferry on the Stornoway-Ullapool route, marking the start of construction on the new vessel.
The build of the first hybrid ferry began in January 2012 when Mrs Marylyn Lynne Johnston, wife of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited’s (CMAL) Chairman Grenville Johnston, pushed the button to start the steel cutting machine.
We ran a naming competition to choose the name for our second hybrid ferry and the results were announced on 4th April 2013. The names of all ships in the hybrid fleet will follow the MV HALLAIG and be named after Scottish literature. Hundreds of people voted for the name and Lochinvar received over 55 per cent of the votes cast, with the name reflecting the poem by Sir Walter Scott, written in 1808.
Lochranza Sea Wall
George Leslie Limited started work on the 26th of May 2014 at Locharanza to reconstruct the sea wall next to the ferry terminal.
Construction of Ullapool Harbour Berth Improvements 2014
Time lapse video of the construction of Ullapool Harbour Berth Improvements 2014 .
Buildings & Property Project
CMAL undertook a £6m project to rebuild the historic pier in Largs, Ayrshire. This project was vital in safeguarding the future of the pier which dates back to 1834. The new pier provides shelter to the slipway, and overnight berthing for both the MV Loch Shira and MV Loch Riddon, the ferries operating on the route to the Isle of Cumbrae, as well as provide improved facilities for local fishermen and other pier users.
Kennacraig Harbour: Sunken Barge Removal
Work is being undertaken at Kennacraig to remove the sunken barge from near the ferry berth. The five week project will get underway at the start of May 2010, and is vital to allow the new MV Finlaggan ferry currently being built to berth at the harbour in future.
Largs Pier Redevelopment
CMAL are undertaking a £6m project to rebuild the historic pier in Largs, Ayrshire. This project is vital in safeguarding the future of the pier which dates back to 1834. The new pier will provide shelter to the slipway, and overnight berthing for both the MV Loch Shira and MV Loch Riddon, the ferries operating on the route to the Isle of Cumbrae, as well as provide improved facilities for local fishermen and other pier users.
Small Ferries Project
The Small Ferries Project is a unique study to establish how best to design and build a fleet of small ferries to serve remote communities off the Scottish and Irish coastlines.
Port Ellen and Kennacraig Port improvements
Work is being undertaken at Port Ellen and Kennacraig harbours which will deliver improved berthing facilities and accommodate the new vessel MV Finlaggan.
New ferry: MV FINLAGGAN
MV FINLAGGAN was built in Remontowa yard in Gdansk, Poland. The new vessel is a modern Ro-Ro Euro Class B passenger ferry with capacity for 550 passengers and 85 cars, as well as coaches and commercial vehicles. The ferry was delivered in May 2011 and will serve the Islay route between Port Ellen and Kennacraig.