Loch Ryan Port
This project involved the development of a new port facility at Loch Ryan, located near the village Cairnryan and close to the town of Stranraer in Scotland. The port was developed by Stenna Line Ports Ltd who now operate sailings to Belfast. Dredging of approximately 800,000 cu. m was required to allow the safe navigation of vessels and to provide the necessary material to allow reclamation of the site. The new port facility was opened in November 2011.
ByrneLooby was responsible for all piling works relating to the marine and land based elements of the project. This included the design of rotary bored piles for the two-berth RO/RO finger jetty, the bankseat and foundations for all structures. Ground conditions comprise 5m to 10m of made ground (reclaimed land) and loose estuarine sand, overlying some 20m to 30m of very soft compressible estuarine alluvium over firm clay or gravel at depth. Piles were up to 40m long and 900mm diameter with sacrificial casing through the soft compressible soils.