Category Archives: UK Business

Supply of Heel and Mitre posts for Lock Gate, St Andrews Harbour

Client – St Andrews Harbour Trust

Contract – Supply of Heel and Mitre posts for Lock Gate, St Andrews Harbour

Timescales – Delivered as scheduled

Background – The Lock Gates at St Andrews Harbour needed to be replaced after flash flooding caused damage in 2012. The gates are vital to the harbour’s operation as they provide protection for vessels during Easterly storm surges and control the build-up of sand and silt that would render the harbour unusable.

Timber Requirements – Aitken and Howard won the tender to supply the following:

  • Greenheart heel posts and mitres supplied from stock

Value Added – Heel posts were machined to a semi-circular finish and Mitre posts were shaped and drilled to specification

Supply of Greenheart piles for Stornoway Harbour project

Client – BAM Nuttal for Stornoway Port Authority

Contract – Supply of Greenheart piles for Stornoway Harbour project

Timescales – 6 weeks delivered on schedule

Background – BAM Nuttal led the project to extend the RORO (Roll on Roll Off) docking berth at Stornoway Harbour. The berth is vital for the save and efficient operation of the vital Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services.

Timber Requirements – Aitken and Howard won the tender to supply the following:

  • 350mm x 350mm Greenheart piles in varying lengths from 1.5m to 18m.
  • Opepe fendering 150mm x 300mm.

Value Added – Greenheart piles were drilled where appropriate and some were ringed and shoed. Opepe timbers were shaped and drilled to specification.