Caledonian Maritime Assets awards ferry design contract

Photo: CMAL

Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL) has awarded a contract to international design and engineering firm BMT to provide consultancy services for the concept design of a new passenger ferry for the Gourock, Dunoon, and Kilcreggan routes.

The new ferry will be designed to replace the vessels currently operated on the routes by CalMac.

The £155,000 (US$210,185) contract is part of the Gourock Harbour Infrastructure and Vessels Project, which is a partnership between Transport Scotland, CMAL, CalMac, and Argyll and Bute Council. The project covers the redevelopment of Gourock Ferry Terminal and works to the harbour infrastructures at Dunoon and Kilcreggan, as well as the delivery of new passenger-only vessels.

When complete, it will provide a modern, reliable and resilient lifeline passenger ferry service between the terminals at Gourock, Dunoon, and Kilcreggan.

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