fr development to handle Ulster's coal
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;OCIATED British Ports o spend 12 million deping at the port of Ayr, he Clyde coast.
he new development will rove coal handling faciliat the port and follows an cement between the ional Coal Board and the Northern Ireland Electricity Service to use Scottish coal to supply the Kilroot power station. The coal will be shipped through the port of Ayr.
Part of the new development scheme — the widening of the dock entrance to accommodate larger vessels — is already coming close to completion.
The next stage will involve the reclamation of land on the seaward side of the harbour and will increase the port's handling capacity for export coal to two million tonnes per year.