Inverness firm wins multi-million Cromarty Firth contract

Ian Phillips DFL
Ian Phillips at Invergordon Service Base

AN Inverness-based specialist civil engineering contractor has secured a multi-million pound contract to assist in the expansion of the Invergordon Service Base.

Daviot Farms Limited (DFL) is progressing with the initial reclamation work on phase three of the Port of Cromarty Firth development.

The project includes the reclamation of nine acres of sea to increase capacity and facilitate the developing renewable energy sector. DFL, which employees over 150 personnel, was awarded the contract by McLaughlin & Harvey. The firm will be responsible for forming a rock fill and armour stone revetment to allow the creation of a heavy load quay and concrete deck.

DFL will quarry in excess of 135,000t of rock and utilise its GPS-directed machinery to create a rock structure.

Director Ian Phillips said, “This high-profile project is further proof of DFL’s increasing reputation for successful large civil engineering projects. The Invergordon Service Base expansion is an important development for the north of Scotland as the Port of Cromarty Firth continues its evolution to become a modern, high-functioning port capable of accommodating large vessels.

“We have invested in new state-of-the-art equipment for this project which will enable us to complete the works safely, accurately and efficiently. As part of our ambitious growth plans we are focused on continuing to build our reputation for excellence in earthworks and infrastructure projects throughout the UK.”