RPS was appointed by Stena Line Ltd as lead consultant to develop a masterplan and undertake the project management, detailed design, procurement, contract administration and supervision of a new £54m port development at Loch Ryan, situated approximately 10km north of Stranraer village on the eastern side of Loch Ryan, in Scotland.
The development involved the construction of a new ferry port facility on a brownfield site, comprising: a 250m open pile jetty; sheet piled walls; two berthing facilities; associated roads and intersections; 750,000m3 of dredging and reclamation; 1km of coastal protection works; marshalling area to accommodate 300 cars and 80 HGV; entrance ticket booths and weighbridges; entrance and exit search buildings; a trailer park area; car parking for approximately 350 cars and 10 coaches; a ship store and workshop; a police building and car parking area and a waste water treatment works for the site and the neighbouring village of Cairnryan.
As lead consultant, RPS’ responsibilities included:
Port planning - preparing and agreeing a master plan for the overall development
Preparation of Marine Licence Application, planning application and associated environmental studies for dredging and construction including liaison with environmental consultants and input into the Environmental Impact Statement
Consenting through various statutory bodies including Dumfries & Galloway, SEPA, Transport Scotland etc.
Detailed design of all marine and civil engineering aspects of the works including marine structures
Engineering design including geotechnical, hydraulic, marine, infrastructure, civil, services, utilities, simulations, IT etc.
Procurement including tender administration and evaluation
Project management of a multidisciplinary team including civil engineers, building & structural engineers, environmental engineers, mechanical & electrical engineers, architects and environmental planners
Contract administration including cost control
Site supervision during the construction period.
The new port development was identified by the Scottish Government as a project of Strategic Importance and was consented by Harbour Empowerment Order (HEO) under the Harbours Act (1964).