2014 sees the largest construction project in years on Ullapool Harbour. Preparations are underway to facilitate the arrival of the new Ullapool-Stornoway ferry the MV Loch Seaforth, which replaces the MV Isle of Lewis.
The new vessel is a 116 metre Roll On Roll Off vehicle passenger ferry, is capable of transporting 700 passengers and 143 cars (or 20 commercial vehicles) and is due to arrive in Ullapool in August 2014
Infrastructure on the Harbour is being extended and upgraded to accommodate the larger vessel’s design and works include a 33 metre extension of the ferry berthing pier and a second storey extension to the Terminal Building to accommodate the brand new Passenger Access System. The pier extension itself is a caisson design (a watertight retaining structure) which is being constructed in dry dock in Port Glasgow and when complete, will be towed from the Clyde into the Harbour.