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Lyness redevelopment nears completion

The £3 million redevelopment of the Lyness and Golden Wharf on Hoy is now just days away from completion.

The redevelopment project began in the late summer of 2010 and apart from weather delays over the winter months, all has gone to plan.

Even prior to completion, the new quayside facility has already been utilised by renewable organisations such as Pelamis Wave Power, Wello Oy, Aquamarine Power and Atlantis Resources. Fendercare Marine has a lease of 10,000sqm from Orkney Islands Council on the new development and four other organisations and stakeholders in the marine renewables industry are pursuing leasing arrangements on the new site.

If all goes to plan, there will be two new port development initiatives in favour of marine renewables commencing in the winter of 2011 — the 155-metre extension to the Hatston Terminal and the new 110-metre pier in Stromness (Copland’s Dock). Both initiatives still require final approval from OIC councillors but if approved, completion could be by the end of 2012 for both projects.