The overall project comprised the construction of a RoRo port facility for the Stena Line connection between Scotland and Ireland including dredging works to allow for safe navigation of the vessels. The Westminster Dredging Ltd. scope of works included the capital dredging of the approach channel (Area 1) and the turning basin (Area 2), with a trailer dredger. All material was disposed at an offshore dump location.
The Loch Ryan Port Development Project was initiated in 2009 by Stena Port (Loch Ryan) Ltd. With the main contractor McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd awarding the dredging contract to Westminster Dredging. RPS Ireland Ltd was the clients engineering consultant.
In total, approximately 625,000m3 material was dredged consisting of silt, fine to coarse sand, gravel, cobbles and stones. The dredging works were undertaken by the 5,600m3 trailer dredger Crestway supported by the plough vessel Norma and survey vessel Tioga B and took under 8 weeks to complete.