Leith dredging works in full swing
Dredging work to create Scotland’s largest Renewable Energy Hub at the Port of Leith is well underway.
According to the contractor, GRAHAM Civil Engineering, the crews are making great progress in Leith. So far, they have installed over 133 tubular piles and 92 pairs of AZ40-700N sheet piles that will ultimately support the quay deck.
Precast activity has also commenced completing 108 units that will be placed on top of the tubular piles to form the new quay.
Next, 33,000t of rock armour ranging in sizes from 60 to 6,000kgs has been delivered to site by sea. This rock armour will be used to construct the new revetment.
Dredging works are ongoing with circa 87,000m3 of material excavated to date and deposited at the licensed disposal area. The dredging is required to create a new berthing pocket alongside the new quay to cater for the world’s largest offshore wind installation vessels.
Once complete, the facility will support Scotland’s economic recovery, energy transition plans and the achievement of the country’s net zero carbon emissions targets as well as create a large number of high quality, long term direct jobs and indirect jobs to Leith specifically.