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Roadbridge UK wins quayside development contract

The Port of Cromarty Firth has announced that Roadbridge UK has won the contract to construct a new £30M energy and cruise hub.

The contract includes the construction of a 218m long quayside with steel piles, construction of a new revetment and 3.6ha land reclamation.

Works will include capital dredging, with disposal and re-use/import of materials as part of the land reclamation to create an additional land which has both rock revetments, and appropriate concrete and stone surfacing.

Roadbridge will be undertaking fender installation, corrosion protection, installing a concrete slab, bollard foundations and installation, stone surfacing, as well as upgrades for electricity, lighting, drainage and water and security fencing.

The announcement follows on from a call for tenders for supervision of the work earlier this month, with a deadline of 3 December for submission of bids

Port of Cromarty Firth CEO Bob Buskie said: “This is a hugely complex job with a very tight schedule, so we are delighted to be working with Roadbridge. They won this contract against very stiff competition from six other leading national and international contractors.

“Their team is totally committed to ensuring the Port’s communities benefit from this build in line with our own Trust Port philosophy. It is a hugely exciting time for the Port and we look forward to working with Roadbridge on this build to ensure it is ready for the Moray East windfarm project in 2020.”

Roadbridge UK Cathal Doherty added: “We are delighted to have won this contract from the Port of Cromarty Firth. It will be a privilege working with a Trust Port, as all profits are reinvested into developments such as this. Their commitment to their local communities fits with our ethos. We are looking forward to starting work on this project and creating sustainable jobs for the future of the area.”

The Port of Cromarty Firth board announced earlier this week that the new quayside expansion follows a £10M contract from Moray East Offshore Windfarm to become the intermediate port for their 95-turbine development.

Due to start in January 2019, the work is expected to be completed by Spring 2020.

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