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WORLD NEWS Lewis marina expands UK: The newly expanded phase at Newton Basin marina in Stornoway Harbour in the Scottish Hebrides has opened for the summer season. A total of 75 new marina berths complement the original 80-berth marina that was itself extended in 2014. The new facilities, designed and built by Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS), comprise GRP mini-mesh decked walkway and finger pontoons, well protected by a breakwater. The Outer Hebrides is a key sailing destination for visitors, and Stornoway is an important link in the chain of safe havens stretching from the Butt of Lewis to the Isle of Barra. But the marina’s position on the Isle of Lewis made access to the mainland and construction plant challenging. “Being in the Hebrides has its logistical issues when it comes to installation, but we always find a solution,” explained ICMS senior project manager Brian Curley. “Assembling the pontoons offsite really helped time-wise and reduced the amount of specialist machinery needed in situ.” The project will also incorporate a new slipway and boat hoist, enabling the marina to offer boatyard services to visitors and port users. STREAMLINING TRAFFIC AT SEA. Pick a Pier is making marina day-to-day operations more simple, more efficient, and more environment-friendly. Learn more about us at - July/August 2020 17

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