Scalloway Fish Market Handed Over to Shetland Islands Council
Shetland Islands Council have taken possession of the new Scalloway Fish Market. Constructed by CHAP Group, the new facility was completed some 3 months ahead of schedule.
We are thrilled to have been able to hand this project over to . . .
Works Begin at Macbi, Mintlaw
We’re delighted to have begun works on the new extension to the Mintlaw and Central Buchan Initiative venture (or Macbi as it’s more commonly known!)
Starting the works for us was local youngster Caleb Barclay who was watched . . .
CHAP Projects WIN at Scottish Green Energy Awards
Congratulations to the SSE team from Canna Renewable Energy and Electrification Limited for their WIN at the Scottish Green Energy Awards!
The CREE Project on the Isle of Canna, which CHAP Group was involved in took home the Best Community . . .
The developments include dredging much of the inner harbours to 6.5m water depth and provision of a much larger fishmarket with 80% more floor space.
The previous fishmarket at Merchants Quay was removed and the berth dredged to 7.5 metres. This created a 180 metre long deep water and sheltered quay for use by commercial vessels which will be operated by NorSea Group, targeting subsea, decommissioning and logistics trade. An additional 30,000 square metres working area has been reclaimed adjacent to Smith Quay.
The market will provide enhanced opportunities for the display and management of fish, helping fishermen to continue to secure top industry prices. A key element of the new market facility involves the provision of covered landing areas for fish which is sold privately to ensure fishermen and their product enjoy protection from the elements.
The redevelopment brings together the full range of services and facilities required by the fleet, so that port calls can be completed in the minimum amount of time and most efficient manner. This includes provision of stores, ice, boxes, water, fuel and all manner of repair services.
These state-of-the-art facilities will have a significant impact and inject fresh life into the local fishing industry and help further position the harbour as the premier fishing port in Europe.