14 March 2019
You can watch our timelapse video of the new linkspan being transported to Oban on the Lara 1 crane barge below:
25 February 2019
CMAL has installed the new linkspan at Oban harbour one week ahead of schedule.
The work, which was due to be finished on 28 February, was completed on 20 February and has now been handed back to harbour operators CalMac.
The simultaneous work to expand the marshalling facilities at the harbour is expected to finish by 28 February, marking the end of the two projects at Oban Harbour, which have a combined value of £1.8m.
You can read the full news release here.
23rd October 2018
CMAL has appointed Story contracting to carry out expansion work at Oban Fery Terminal. The contractor will focus on the expansion of the existing marshalling facility at the ferry terminal, including the relocation of a railway siding line, and all associated operational railway equipment.
The Network Rail boundary will be moved, along with surface water drainage, road construction, road markings, road signage and kerbing being installed to extend the current marshalling area.
Story Contracting Ltd will commence today, Monday 22 October, with work being carried out during night shifts. Story plan to undertake any potentially noisy works at the start of the shift and will always endeavour to minimise the disruption.
CMAL Senior Civil Engineer, Ruairidh Campbell, said: “This project is the result of a two-year collaboration between Transport Scotland, Network Rail and CMAL. “
“This particular project will help facilitate the replacement linkspan project taking place on site early in 2019 by providing a work space for our contractor. Additionally, it will help alleviate queuing on the public highway during busy summer periods and benefit future projects at Oban ferry terminal.
“We’d like to assure the community that site staff will work with the upmost consideration for local residents.”
Work at Oban ferry terminal is part of CML’s ongoing programme of harbour upgrades and modifications across the network to provide safe and efficient lifeline ferry services to communities around Scotland.
22nd August 2018
Following CMAL’s tender process, George Leslie Ltd has been awarded the contract to provide a new linkspan at Oban Ferry Terminal. The contractor is progressing with planning and procurement ahead of a berth shutdown in Winter 2019.
Oban Replacement Linkspan Supplier Event
Senior Civil Engineer, Ruairidh Campbell and Procurement Manager, George McGregor held the Supplier event and tender programme update on 21/03 in Oban, there was a tour of the port following the meeting.
Click here to view the presentation (PDF, 946kb)
CMAL Plans New Linkspan at Oban Ferry Terminal
Click here to view the full press release article.