on SALT ISLAND
On February 5th 2001 work began on reclaiming 11 acres of the Irish Sea around Salt Island in Holyhead in a ten million pound project. A rock armoured retaining was was built on the east side of Salt Island between the island and Admiralty Pier. The land will provide parking space for terminals 3 and 4 at the port. Existing berths for the terminals have been upgraded with new dolphins, fenders and walkways to cater for Stena's newest ship in the port of Holyhead - the 24 knot Stena Forwarder. All photos ©Copyright Ann Roberts 2001
Land reclamation early February 2001
Above( left)Former "Cuckoo's Nest (roughly!!) Rock being delivered new retaining wall now complete
Three and a half thousand tons of sand and water made up of a 60% water ratio from Liverpool being pumped out twice daily from the vessel CORNELLIA.
View towards Port Control and Admiralty Arch 11 acres of land being reclaimed in 2001
The land reclamation project as it progresses. It took around 6 weeks to get to this stage of the project Photo taken 8th May 2001