The 88-cabin accommodation barge Sans Vitesse has arrived in Lerwick Harbour this evening.
The black and white striped vessel will be berthed at Mair’s Quay for up to nine months to house workers involved in the construction of the Shetland Gas Plant at Sullom Voe.
Lerwick Port Authority harbourmaster, Captain Calum Grains, said: “With planning for development of the new white fish market at Mair’s Quay continuing through 2014, the aim is to make good use of the facility in the meantime to accommodate port users’ requirements as a temporary measure before going ahead with the market, with this activity supporting the delivery of future port infrastructure.”
The 75-metre barge Sans Vitesse is on charter to Petrofac which has two other accommodation barges already berthed at Lerwick Harbour. The port is also being used for delivery and storage of modules and other equipment for onward transport by sea and road to the plant, next to the Sullom Voe oil terminal.