Expanding support for Shetland Gas Plant project
24th September 2013
The latest stage in Lerwick Harbour’s major role in supporting construction of the Shetland Gas Plant gets underway with the arrival of another accommodation barge.
The 88-cabin Sans Vitesse brings its own touch of colour to the port – the floatel is painted with black-and-white stripes.
The 75-metre barge will be berthed at Mair’s Quay for up to nine months. Operational since August, the 151-metre quay has already been used by cargo ships and oil-related vessels.
Lerwick Port Authority Harbourmaster, Captain Calum Grains, said: “With planning for development of the new white fish market at Mair’s Quay continuing through 2014, the aim is to make good use of the facility in the meantime to accommodate port users’ requirements as a temporary measure before going ahead with the market, with this activity supporting the delivery of future port infrastructure.”
Sans Vitesse is on charter to Petrofac which has two other accommodation barges at separate locations at Lerwick Harbour.
The port is also being used for delivery and storage of modules and other equipment for onward transport by sea and road to the plant, next to the Sullom Voe oil terminal.