Lochshell Engineering were appointed in November 2018 by Ullapool Harbour Trust to be the Principal Contractor to undertake modifications to the existing pier. The works were undertaken as part of an overall upgrade to facilitate the re-fuelling of the CalMac ferry which operates between Ullapool and Stornoway.
The works involved the supply and fabrication of 5No new fenders which were fabricated in-house by Lochshell Engineering. Following fabrication, fender arrangements were shot blasted to SA2.5 and painted to a dry film thickness of 400 microns as per the client’s specification.
Fabrication and galvanising of 4No access ladders to replace existing corroded ladders.
Relocation of 2No existing Trelleborg motion fenders. Lochshell Engineering supplied, fabricated and installed new backing plates for the fenders which were connected to the existing wailings.
Installation of new fenders, which included site welding and fitting in tidal conditions, relocation of existing access ladders and installation of new ladders to accommodate fender relocation.
All lifting works were carried out using a 100 tonne crane which was hired in with an experienced operator.
Cleaning, surface preparation and painting of existing fender steelwork and roundhead steel sheet piles. This involved the provision of working platforms by scaffolding. Removal of existing paint coatings, scale and rust. Removal of all organic matter, loose deposits and marine growth. Abrasive blast cleaning to structures. Application of the protective paint system with a dry film thickness of 400 microns.
Works completed April 2016