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Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) is hosting an online webinar to share details of both the new Mallaig-Lochboisdale vessel project, and the Gasay infrastructure project.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 16th March between 19:00 and 20:00, and anyone with an interest in the projects is welcome to join. Details of how to attend can be found at www.cmassets.co.uk/project/mallaig-lochboisdale/

This will be the first public meeting for these projects. Details of the work carried out so far will be shared, and how the projects will develop in the coming months as they move towards further public consultation and detailed design.

Representatives of CMAL, ferry operator CalMac Ferries Limited (CFL), Transport Scotland (TS), and Mallaig Harbour Authority (MHA) will be in attendance to discuss details of the projects.

The new vessel will be designed to increase the reliability and resilience of the service whilst reducing emissions in line with the Emissions Reduction Targets (Scotland) Act 2019. Recent studies and design experience will be drawn on to inform the vessel design in conjunction with input from CalMac Ferries, Transport Scotland and the local community.

A copy of the presentation and the Q&A document will be available on CMAL’s website after the event, as well as a recording of the presentation.

Kevin Hobbs, Chief Executive of CMAL said: “Our project will replace MV Lord of the Isles, which currently serves the Mallaig – Lochboisdale route. This is part of CMAL’s significant vessel and harbour investment, backed by a £580 million commitment from the Scottish Government for an initial five-year period from 2021 to 2026.

“Both plans will include robust engagement with relevant stakeholders and communities to provide updates and ensure the needs of users are reflected where practical and affordable in the design and construction phases.”

Comments and feedback can be provided at the meetings, or afterwards, by e-mail to MLNV@cmassets.co.uk


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