Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has completed final snagging works at Tiree Ferry Terminal following completion of pierhead repairs in December last year.
Engineers were on site from 22 March to carry out the routine work, which involved levelling of fender piles, resetting bollards, repairing gaps on the solid pier structure and tightening and finishing pile fenders’ bolts and chain, which protect the pier from the impact of vessels.
CMAL, which owns the ferry terminal and is the harbour authority for the south side of Gott Bay, appointed contractor George Leslie Ltd in 2019 to carry out the project to return the old pierhead back to operational use for third party vessels.
Nasir Uddin, senior civil engineer at CMAL, said:
“The strengthening and repair works at the pierhead and approach will prolong its life so that it can continue to deliver a reliable ferry service for the island well into the future.
“We thank the local community for their patience and support as we have adapted our working approach in response to COVID-19 restrictions and safe working guidelines. We are aware of how important these services are to island communities, and we have worked closely with our contractor, consultants and CalMac at every stage to ensure work was completed with as little disruption to services as possible, whilst also maintaining a safe environment for our employees and Tiree residents.”