Ferry Terminal Upgrade at ABP’s Port of Troon now complete
| Freight Logistics | Ferry Terminal Upgrade at ABP’s Port of Troon now complete
15:00 Wed 20th Apr 2022 | Posted By UKHAULIER
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Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports group, is pleased to announce that marine works including new berthing fenders and a suspended concrete deck to upgrade Troon’s East Pier Ferry Terminal have now been completed. These works, carried out by civil engineering contractor George Leslie, are to support the CalMac ferry service to Ardrossan-Brodick/Campbeltown when it temporarily relocates to Troon as part of the Ardrossan harbour project. With the marine works complete, the focus at Troon now shifts to the completion of the required shoreside infrastructure, including the installation of a modular terminal building, extensive car parking, check-in lanes and pickup and drop-off areas.
All of these works are scheduled to be completed by this summer
Commenting on the project’s completion, ABP’s Regional Director Andrew Harston said:
“It is great to reach such an important milestone in the project and I am hugely proud of the local ABP team and our civil engineering contractors, George Leslie, who have worked so well together to deliver this on time and within budget.”
The berth upgrade has been designed to accommodate both of CalMac’s existing ferries and the M.V.Glen Sannox class of vessel which is due to enter into service next year.
Andrew Harston commented:
“We are hopeful that the Port of Troon’s sheltered East Pier berth and track record of offering all-weather berthing will play a major part in helping to support the Arran communities call for improvements in terms of the reliability and resilience of ferry services to the island.”