Strengthening 50-year client relationship
“I’m delighted that the Council has been able to fund and oversee the construction of this new pier, which will be a huge benefit to the local shellfish industry in particular. Maritime and coastal industries are so important to our community and they are well supported by the Council’s management of several ports and harbours around Shetland,” says Andrea Manson, Chair of the Shetlands Islands Council's Harbour Board.
The delivery of this project further strengthens a consultant client relationship with Shetland Islands Council spanning 50 years, during which NIRAS has been responsible for the original design, ongoing life extension, maintenance and repair of the oil export Jetties at Sullom Voe Oil Terminal, as well as the design and construction of inter-island Ferry Terminals at Toft, Ulsta, Hamars Ness and Fair Isle.
“This project is another example of the cooperation that takes place between NIRAS’ regional offices and the local authorities. For this project we had engineers, designers, environmental teams, noise modelling, UXO advisers, as well as supervision and project management working together from our offices in UK and Denmark. As a company, it gives us tremendous strength and versatility that we can draw on hundreds of experts and their specialist knowledge around the globe,” says Andrew Walker.