VolkerStevin was awarded the Best Infrastructure Project at the Scottish Civil Engineering Awards, for their work on the Northern Ammunition Jetty, Glen Mallan, Scotland.
Glen Mallan was the third and final jetty refurbishment to support the nationally critical £7bn Queen Elizabeth Carrier (QEC) programme. VolkerStevin worked on all three projects, with key suppliers and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to deliver assets that will help keep our country safe for decades and set a new benchmark for collaborative working on complex defence maritime projects.
The DIO employed VolkerStevin on a design and build basis to upgrade the jetty structure and install five new mooring dolphins, two modern pedestal cranes and significantly more infrastructure
to support the Royal Navy surface fleet and allow them to continue berthing at Glen Mallan.
The project was completed nine months ahead of the scheduled completion date, and on 15 March 2021, the Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier sailed along the Firth of Clyde and berthed at the new Northern Ammunition Jetty at Glen Mallan.
This high-profile event marked the substantial completion of the 135m long jetty (356m with dolphin structures) and two years of intense construction works against the backdrop of harsh winter weather conditions and COVID-19.
Jointly managed by ICE Scotland and CECA Scotland, the Scottish Civil Engineering awards are widely recognised as the highest honour for engineering excellence in the built environment, showcasing the success of Scottish civil engineering.
Ian Cussons, VolkerStevin contracts director, said: “We’re proud to win this prestigious award, it is a great achievement for the whole team, and a real testament to their collaboration and commitment to deliver the project nine months ahead of schedule. A huge well done to all involved.”
Craig MacDonald, DIO project manager, said: “The jetty provides vital infrastructure works to support the Royal Navy’s surface fleet in loading and unloading ammunition and the upgrade will ensure that the jetty is fit for purpose for many years to come. It is great to see that VolkerStevin has been recognised for their work on this crucial project.”