The delay to the Ground Investigation works will have an effect on the overall project programme, but as yet the full implication of this is not known. CMAL’s design team are still progressing with as many aspects of the design as possible, and hope to minimise any time lost on the overall project.
As part of the Brodick Ferry Terminal Redevelopment project Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) awarded the contract for Ground Investigation to Structural Soils Ltd. The majority of the investigation works will be undertaken from a “jack-up” barge positioned at various locations in Brodick bay. The windy weather and roughs seas from late January through to early March meant that it was too unsafe to tow the barge to Brodick. Unfortunately at the first suitable weather window, the barge developed a serious technical fault. Structural Soils are currently working to resolve the technical issue and hope to have the barge ready to tow to Brodick shortly.