Aberdeen Port fully operational after £420M expansion

Port of Aberdeen’s transformational £420 million expansion project is now fully operational.

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“Quayside construction is complete at Aberdeen South Harbour and the expanded port now offers its customers and port users 8km of quayside, making it Scotland’s largest berthage port,” according to their official announcement.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will officially open South Harbour on Friday, 22 September, marking the completion of the UK’s largest marine infrastructure project.

South Harbour adds an additional 1.5km of deepwater berths (up to a maximum of 15m depth) to the port estate and can accommodate ships up to 300m in length, a significant increase to the port’s previous capability of 165m.

It also has extensive heavy-lift zones, and 125,000m2 of flexible laydown space with expansive project areas.

The new facility has been heavily utilised since the phased opening began in July 2022. The new harbour has attracted longer, deeper and wider vessels, while supporting new projects that would have previously sailed by the city.