Project update

14 March 2019

You can watch our timelapse video of the new linkspan being transported to Oban on the Lara 1 crane barge below:


Project update

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.


Contract awarded for expansion work

23rd October 2018

We have 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 our ongoing programme of harbour upgrades and modifications across the network to provide safe and efficient lifeline ferry services to communities around Scotland.


Contract awarded for linkspan replacement

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 March in Oban.  After the meeting, suppliers were given a tour of the port.

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.