Image showing Watson & Hillhouse's PVE 82M vibratory hammer and BSP hydraulic hammer to install sheet piles and tube piles to create a Deep Water Terminal in Stornoway.

Deep Water Terminal – Stornoway

23 January 2024

McLaughlin & Harvey was awarded the project at the main port in Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, to create a Deep Water Terminal. This would provide modern facilities for a variety of sectors including energy and transport industries. The transformation would enable the port to accommodate on and offshore wind farm vessels, as well are berth the largest cruise ships, boosting the island’s tourist numbers. The new berth will be able to accept vessels up to 360m long with a water depth of 10m below Chart Datum. The freight ferry berth, and 6.5 hectares of land will be used for unloading ships, storage and industrial uses.

Works to create the deep water terminal in Stornoway included creating a combi-wall to increase the size of the berth. McLaughlin & Harvey achieved this with one of a our PVE82M and PVE52M vibratory hammers and BSP CG240 and CG300 hydraulic hammers to install sheet piles and tube piles.