Raasay Ferry Terminal
Successful Completion of Supplies to Balfour Beatty at Raasay Roll On Roll Off Ferry
Early in 2008, Leith’s (Scotland) Ltd began the quarrying of Torridonian Sandstone at Kishorn in the vicinity of what was known as Area 6. An order was received from Balfour Beatty for the Raasay Ro Ro Terminal which involved the production of over 50,000 tonnes of various Quarry Products and the production of 7,000 m³ of Concrete for the fabrication of precast units which formed the main part of the terminal structure.
The concrete used in the production of the Balfour precast units was produced by using Kishorn 20-5mm Aggregates and also Crushed Rock Fines from the same source thus reducing imports by road. All materials for Raasay have been loaded on site either by Mobile Grab, Ship Loading Conveyor or by the recently created Ro Ro Ramp.
Since then Leith’s have shipped by barge 16,000 tonnes of concrete segments, 55,000 tonnes of Rock and 30,000 tonne of other quarry materials. The Raasay Project has brought Kishorn to the attention of major civil engineering companies as a top class production, fabrication and load out facility and enquiries for similar works have been received recently.