The Shetland Islands, located between the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, are 300 miles north of Edinburgh, Scotland. This small island community, in a relatively remote and very weather-sensitive location, is absolutely dependent upon its inter-island transportation services. The Shetland Islands Council was developing new Ro-Ro ferry terminals for the inter-island routes to accommodate larger ferries which have been ordered to meet the increasing demand in inter-island travel. CGR has provided Project Management and design sub-consultancy services for this project.
The scope of works involved the construction of new ferry terminals at Toft on the Shetland mainland and at Ulsta on the island of Yell. The construction included reclamation works, armouring of the reclaimed areas, breakwaters, dredging, new jetties and linkspans, navigation lights, buildings and services. The contract works were being carried out under the ECC Option C target price style of contract with a non contractual partnering agreement.
Members of CGR’s staff have provided sub consultancy design services for elements of the jetty structures, fenders and general civil works. CGR has also acted as Project Manager for this phase of work and provided site supervision as appropriate.