New Year Start on Jetty

Tulloch Developments has been appointed main contractor by Lerwick Port Authority for the latest expansion of the harbour facilities to benefit the fishing and oil sectors. The 800-metre jetty at Holmsgarth North will provide deeper berthing and more working area for the fishing fleet, while the outer arm of the L-shaped structure will create a dock sheltering a planned new white fish market. The outer arm will also be suitable for berthing offshore industry vessels.

Construction is expected to support up to 50 jobs and design and project management is by Arch. Henderson LLP which will also project manage the job. Completion is due autumn 2016.

During construction of Holmsgarth North, the fishing industry will use Mair’s Quay as the berthing area for net repair and working on gear. The quay was completed last year and will be the site for a new market, due for a construction start in 2016.

In August, by Cabinet Secretary John Swinney announced more than £20m worth of investment to Shetland’s bid to become a leader in the multi-billion pound decommissioning industry. Projects by Lerwick Port Authority and international energy logistics company Peterson aims to create a centre of excellence around Lerwick.

The port authority is undertaking an £11.95m quayside infrastructure project at Dales Voe while Peterson (United Kingdom) Ltd is proposing investments up to £8.64m in its Deep Water Shetland project to expand capability. In association with decommissioning partner Veolia, it could add around £10m to the local economy.

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