Yeoman Bontrup relaunches from Glensanda Quarry
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
The Yeoman Bontrup resumes its dedicated shuttle transportation after 21 months out of action
Following 21 months of rebuild investment the Yeoman Bontrup has been relaunched from Glensanda Quarry, Morven, western Scotland.
The 100,000tonne self-discharging vessel was taken out of service following a major fire while in berth at the quarry in July 2010.
Following a £35 million (€43 million) rebuild, the Yeoman Bontrup resumes its dedicated shuttle transportation of high quality crushed granite aggregates from Glensanda super quarry to markets across northern Europe.
The relaunch of the Yeoman Bontrup comes at a time when major investment is taking place at Yeoman Glensanda on the Morvern Peninsula.
Works that began earlier this year include the relocation of the primary crusher and mobile plant workshop on the site.
The end result will further reduce the visual impact of the quarry operation, removing the primary crusher and conveyor from the skyline. The works are scheduled to take approximately two years.
Darren Loftas, Yeoman Glensanda works manager said: “It is great news for both Yeoman Glensanda and the local community that we are able to celebrate this investment in our business.
“In times of continued global economic uncertainty this significant investment demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to both the quarry and the community.
“The relaunch of the Yeoman Bontrup is tremendously exciting for our operations: after 21 months away we are all delighted to have the ship back on board and looking fantastic in its new livery.
“In terms of the quarry development, the relocation of the primary crusher will increase efficiency and productivity, firmly marking Glensanda as a major contributor to the area in terms of employment and the wider economy.
“During the works, we expect the local community to feel no changes and business will continue as usual.
“We will be welcoming specialist contractors to site throughout the process and expect the local business community to enjoy the additional economic benefit they bring to the area through accommodation and subsistence requirements.”