Published: 19/06/2017 09:00 - Updated: 18/06/2017 13:53

NDA doubles Wick harbour gate funding

 

Wick Harbour has suffered major damage from storms in recent years.
Wick Harbour has suffered major damage from storms in recent years.

THE Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has announced it will potentially offer up to £1 million to go towards a high water protection gate to protect Wick harbour against violent storms.

The NDA has announced it looks set to double the amount it originally offered to go towards the project to protect the port against storms which have inflicted serious damage at the harbour in recent years.

The funding would provide a third of the cost to go towards constructing the project which is estimated to cost over £3 million.

Programme manager Mark Raffle said as part of the NDA’s socio-economic commitments to the area it would look to double the amount to go towards the high water protection gate plans.

He said: “We have previously been supporting Wick harbour to assist them with their high water protection gate.

“Our funding has now been increased from £475,000 to potentially £1 million.”

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