Stornoway / Arnish

Owner

Stornoway Port Authority

Address

Alex Macleod
Chief Executive
Stornoway Port Authority
Amity House
Esplanade Quay
Stornoway
HS1 2XS

Email

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Phone

01851 702688

Stornoway / Arnish

Stornoway Harbour is the main port within the Outer Hebrides, the islands on the Western frontier of Europe. Historically one of the busiest fishing ports in Europe, this location has extensive engineering and maritime experience and is desirably located within closest proximity to any future Atlantic developments. The site benefits from daily air-links to Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness, and has progressed into one of the leading commercial ports in the North West.

Expansion of Stornoway Port in the late 70’s led to the development of the Arnish fabrication yard; a key strategic multi-sectoral site, which is investor  ready and offers a manufacturing, assembly and deployment hub. Arnish features a heavy lift pier, 3000t load out capacity, significant laydown opportunities, and an internationally recognised tenant, BiFab - who are currently using the facilities for the fabrication of jacket substructures and piles for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm.

Due to its strong engineering experience and its location next to potentially exploitable offshore wind, wave and tidal resources, the Port -including the Arnish site - has the capability to host further renewables related activities as well as offering real potential in laydown, assembly and O&M for the offshore energy sector.

Tidal range

Mean spring range is 4.1 metres, mean neap range is 1.7m, LAT to HAT is 5.5m

Max vessel dimensions port has accommodated

Beam - 60.00m
Draft - 9.50m
LOA - 180.00m

Relationship between Chart Datum and Ordnance Datum

2.70m

Heaviest load over quayside to date

4000 tonnes

Total quayside length

657.00m

Port Services

Contact Port Authority for further information. 


  • Bunkering by road tanker at any berth
  • Fresh water available at Piers 1,2,3 and Esplanade, 15 ton/ hour
  • Mobile cranes to 100 ton available, larger with notice
  • Tugs only available by prior notice, Licenced pilots available
  • Patent slipway 850 tons disp, 50 metres length
  • Engineers
  • Welders
  • Electrical repairs
  • Stores
  • chandlers
  • Ship's Agents
  • Divers

Future Development Plans

The recently published Stornoway Port Masterplan includes plans to further develop the Port, including the construction of deep water berthing and storage facilities for the Energy and Tourism market. The first phase plans also include a large heavy lift platform together with approximately 15 hectares of additional storage area, with the flexibility of further increasing both berthing and laydown areas, should the full potential of the site be realised.

Location

Stornoway / Arnish quayside facilities

Quayside Ref
Length (m)
Depth below CD (m)
Open area (m2)
Shed area (m2)
General load capacity (t/m2)
Heavy lift capacity (t/m2)
Primary Use
Arnish Barge Grounding Berth
45.00
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Barge Load out berth
Arnish Materials Quay
100.00
6.50
48000.00
n/a
10.00
10.00
Structure and fabrication load out/lift. Wind farm equipment
Stornoway Pier No. 1 West
128.00
5.50
n/a
n/a
3.00
3.00
Service
Stornoway Pier No. 3 East
140.00
6.10
n/a
n/a
2.50
2.50
Cruise, service and general cargo

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