Government announces £49m package for new Stornoway Deep Water Terminal

More than 200 jobs will be created through the development of a new deep water terminal in the Outer Hebrides.

Initial work will begin on the Stornoway Deep Water Terminal next summer, with a planned opening in May 2023.

The £49m investment comes from a number of partners, aiming to strengthen transport links and support a range of industries in the Western Isles.

The project includes a facility for berthing for cruise ships up to 360 metres long, a new deep water berth to cater for larger cargo vessels, and a freight ferry berth; berthing and unloading facilities for renewable energy components and development land for a range of uses such as industrial processes and decommissioning.

Rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing MSP said: “This transformational project, which will put Stornoway in pole position to take advantage of emerging technologies such as hydrogen, is the culmination of dedicated partnership working between

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