Ipswich marine construction firm scoops Scottish ferry berths contract

Hunter's Quay, Dunoon, where Red7Marine has scooped a berths improvement contract Picture: IAN GILES

Hunter's Quay, Dunoon, where Red7Marine has scooped a berths improvement contract Picture: IAN GILES - Credit: Archant

Ipswich-based marine construction firm Red7Marine is set to enhance berthing facilities for a Scottish ferry service.

Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd, which operates a commercial vehicle and passenger ferry service between Gourock and Dunoon, is investing £4m in upgrading its terminal infrastructure at Hunter’s Quay, Dunoon.

The works include the installing a 30m long linkspan to replace the existing structure as well as enhancements to the berthing facilities and shore side infrastructure. Red7Marine won the contract to deliver the shore side infrastructure improvement works and berthing facilities enhancements. Western Ferries chose to work with it because of its proven track record.

Boss Kristen Branford said: “We have an excellent track record for delivery and are looking forward to working with Western Ferries to deliver this latest phase of enhancements.”


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