Fishing Port at Fort William

The MPA has embarked on a project to construct a fishing port at Fort William. The facility will comprise a quay wall of about 300m long equipped with the marine furniture (fenders, bollards, navigational aids) and all other facilities which may be required to service the ocean going vessels and their fishing equipment as appropriate. A basin will accordingly be dredged alongside the quay so as to allow safe navigation of the ocean going fishing vessels.

The project will also include the construction of a breakwater to provide a tranquil basin to shelter ocean going fishing vessels and thus provide a safe haven for mooring of the vessels during adverse weather.

The consultancy services for the project are being provided by Messrs CWP Engineering FZ LLC, whose services had been retained following an international bidding procedure. The consultants have completed the preliminary planning studies and are presently engaged in the detailed design of the preferred development option.

In this respect, a pre-qualification exercise for pre-selection of potential contractors is planned to be undertaken by mid-2019.