THE shoreline in Aberaeron has received its latest delivery of Norwegian boulders as work progresses on a £32 million sea defence scheme.

The boulders have been transferred to Cardigan Bay by sea and have been deposited on the shoreline by heavy machinery.

The Norwegian boulders weigh between 3-10 tonnes and Ceredigion County Council says they are ‘essential to form the core of the proposed rock breakwater extending out from the existing north pier’.

The £31.59m Aberaeron Coastal Defence Scheme is funded through a £26.85m contribution from the Welsh Government’s Coastal Risk Management Programme, together with a £4.74m contribution from Ceredigion County Council.

The scheme includes the construction of a rock breakwater extending out from North Pier, refurbishment and re-building of pier head of South Pier, construction of flood walls, construction of flood gate at Pwll Cam inner harbour and improvements to the existing defences on South Beach.