Second accommodation barge for gas plant workers arrives

The accommodation barge Kalmar arrived at Lerwick today and will eventually berth at Albert Dock near the Lerwick Port Authority headquarters.

The accommodation barge Kalmar arrives in Lerwick Harbour. Photo: Frank Bradford
The accommodation barge Kalmar arrives in Lerwick Harbour. Photo: Frank Bradford

The barge, which will house over 200 gas plant workers, will be roughly opposite the Thule Bar, the first time a barge has been so close to the town centre.

Another accommodation barge, the Bibby Stockholm, has been berthed at the Morrison Dock for some time.

The arrival of the Kalmar, at the Midsummer Carnival weekend, comes at the busiest weekend in the port authority’s calendar with many yachts competing in three different North Sea events.

The port authority had “no comment” to make at a recent licensing board meeting when an application for the Kalmar to have a bar on board, operational from 1st July, was noted.


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  • simonjames

    • June 26th, 2013 6:26

    Local hoteliers are reporting a very engaged time of the year with the combination of visitors and oil employees, but say they have had to turn couple of vacation manufacturers away as they tend to publication previous than oil companies.


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