Whiddy Island, Bantry Bay, Co. Cork
Approx. 520 Tonne of stabilized wet mix and 100T of Arkil surface dressing chips was transported in arctic trucks by ferry from the mainland in Bantry Bay to Whiddy Island. The extent of the project was approx. 1 km in length. The transportation of the material by ferry had to be maximized and properly scheduled as the ferry would not operate after dark, approx. 4.30pm. Only 1 arctic truck per trip was allowed onto the ferry and a round trip took approx. 40 minutes. The placing of the stabilized wet mix was completed before 2 layers of surface dressing chips were applied.
Normal maintenance deliveries to Whiddy Oil terminal, which has a capacity to hold 1 million tonnes of crude oil, were suspended during the delivery of the project to enable us to complete the works within the timescale allowed.
We would like to thank the island population of ~30 people, who were very accommodating, for their patience while the work was being carried out and we would look forward to our next visit, hopefully sometime in the future, sooner rather than later…..