Iona & Fionnphort Breakwater and Berthing Facility
Argyll and Bute Council are responsible for the development and maintenance of infrastructure to support ferry operations under their jurisdiction in the West Coast of Scotland. The ferry operations between the two islands, Mull and Iona were often hampered by adverse weather conditions. As a solution they proposed developing an overnight berth and breakwaters which would improve connectivity and commercial transaction between these two islands.
ByrneLooby were appointed to carry out a feasibility study for proposed coastal protection structures and an overnight berth. Our team of experts provided a numerical wave modelling study which guided the preliminary design of breakwaters. Our team also co-ordinated a sedimentation analysis study to determine the level of contaminants in the area/overburden. ByrneLooby acted as procurement managers and oversaw the site investigation, including securing a Marine Scotland Licence for works completed.