Aberdeen Harbour South

harbour expansion

A £350million development to the south of the existing harbour

Aberdeen Harbour is Britain’s oldest existing business with an almost 900-year history. It has progressed into a modern, state-of-the-art facility, and is one of the UK’s busiest ports. It is the centre of activity for the energy industry’s marine operations in north-west Europe, and the largest commercial port in the North East of Scotland.

With trading links to more than 36 countries across the world, the port is a key regional resource and a vital part of Northern Scotland’s infrastructure.

With a wide range of industry sectors contributing to annual traffic figures, Aberdeen Harbour handles more than 25million tonnes of shipping and around 4million tonnes of cargo, generating more than £1.5billion to the region’s economy each year and helps sustain around 12,000 full-time jobs.

Due to the need to accommodate increasingly large vessels, Aberdeen Harbour Board is developing new facilities over the next three years that will represent a step-change in marine support capabilities in Scotland.

The £350million project will transform the historic port’s ability to accommodate the trend for larger vessels, opening up potential new revenue streams and offering customers world-class marine support facilities.

The expanded port will include 1,400 metres of new quay, with a water depth of up to 10.5 metres, will create an additional 125,000 square metres of lay-down area and will have a quayside load transfer capacity of 600 tonnes plus. 

An independent study estimates that the development will generate an additional £1billion per annum to the economy by 2035, and will create an additional 7,000 equivalent jobs.

Click here to view a video of plans for this development.

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