Lochshell Engineering were appointed in November 2015 by Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited to be the Principal Contractor for the replacement of the linkspan at Port Ellen, Islay.
Originally designed by Crouch and Hogg, Port Ellen linkspan was fabricated and installed circa 1974 for the Scottish Transport Group. The linkspan was situated on-shore in a recess built into the pier wall adjacent to the main pier structure. The existing linkspan was showing signs of deterioration, therefore a new linkspan with greater capacity was commissioned.
The works involved the following:
On site works involved the following:
Works completed November 2016