Aberdeen deal for Van Oord

Aberdeen Harbor Board has awarded two contracts for rock removal and revetment work for the Aberdeen South Harbour expansion project to Van Oord.

Last week, Van Oord’s backhoe Razende Bol joined backhoe Goliath at the project site in Scotland.

The Harbor expansion project is the largest marine infrastructure project underway in the United Kingdom.

“We are pleased to announce the award of these contracts to Van Oord, who have been heavily involved in the South Harbor expansion project for several years,” said Michelle Handforth, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Harbor Board.

“It is an amazing sight to see one of the world’s largest dredgers working on our project.”

Upon completion, it will open significant opportunities for the region, in both new and existing international markets.

According to Van Oord, the profile work for the harbor basin and the shore protection is expected to be completed in time for the coming winter. 

Photo: Van Oord