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  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbor hosted a visit by Scotland’s First Minister and head of Scottish Enterprise yesterday.  Aberdeen Harbor Board Chief Executive, Colin Parker was joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Dr. Lena Wilson, Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise on a vessel tour of the Harbor, providing them with an insight into current harbor activity and […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbor Board and Dragados UK, the principal contractor for the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project, have announced the opening of the Harbor Expansion Visitor Center. The Center will afford schools, universities, professional and community groups, as well as the general public all over the North East of Scotland, the opportunity to gain insight into the […]

  • 31 August 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    Aberdeen Harbor Board has awarded two new contracts for rock removal and revetment work at the South Harbor expansion site, with a total value of £20 million, the company said in their latest announcement. The contracts have been awarded to Van Oord, the global maritime contractor which specializes in dredging, marine engineering, and offshore projects.  […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Aberdeen Harbor Board’s annual maintenance dredging campaign started this week.  This year’s campaign is being carried out by the Boskalis Westminter vessels ‘Shoalway’ and ‘F48’, with assistance from the harbor’s own ‘Sea Herald’ work boat. Dredging operations are being undertaken to ensure that water depth is maintain for the safe passage and berthing of vessels […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbor said that four drilling rigs, currently located at Nigg Bay, are carrying out Site Investigation Work aimed at providing further information for the Harbor Development Project. Keith Young, Aberdeen Harbor Board’s Engineering Director, explained: “The four drilling rigs will be carrying out twenty five land based boreholes. Potential construction and dredging activities in the future would be […]

  • 6 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As part of a consenting strategy, approved principally by Transport Scotland, Aberdeen Harbor has submitted applications for consent in support of their potential expansion plans into Nigg Bay. The applications seek to gain statutory approvals for the project as part of three consenting regimes: from Transport Scotland, in the form of a Harbor Revision Order, […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The twelfth caisson for Aberdeen Harbor’s expansion project arrived in Aberdeen today, following a 48-hour journey from storage in the Cromarty Firth.  The caisson forms part of the north-facing Castlegate Quay, which is 540 meters long, and will support the international shipping industry, and sectors including renewables and decommissioning.   The caisson is approximately 51-meters […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Aberdeen Harbor has just announced that the harbor’s latest expansion project has been awarded marine licences. Issued under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the licences cover both construction and dredging operations associated with the project, and form part of a wider consenting strategy, which included Planning Permission in Principle, awarded by Aberdeen City Council […]

  • 29 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    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 […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Aberdeen Harbor Board’s principal contractor for their £350 million Expansion Project, Dragados UK, has launched a website dedicated to the project. The site includes project news, construction updates, and information on their program of Community Benefits. The £350 million project that will expand facilities at Aberdeen Harbor was awarded to Dragados in late 2016. The new […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbor recently completed remedial work to damage caused by Storm Frank, which battered Aberdeen at the end of 2015. During the 48 hours of 29th and 30th December 2015, when the storm impacted the UK,  thousands of tonnes of sand, shingle and debris were deposited into Aberdeen Harbor from the River Dee, and scouring […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbor Board plans to hold a pre-application consultation event relating to the repair of a section of the north bank of the River Dee adjacent to the North Esplanade West. The proposed activity consists of reinstating the river bank revetment following storm damage. The pre-application consultation event will be held between 12.00 and 17.00 […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed news that Scottish Enterprise will contribute £11.7 million towards Aberdeen Harbor’s £350 million expansion, supporting the creation of 2,300 jobs by 2026. SE funding is in addition to support from the European Investment Bank, which is providing a loan of up to £175 million, and support of up […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project has reached another important landmark, with the placement of the 11th caisson at Nigg Bay, out of a total of 22. This 7,000-tonnes caisson, which bears the name Catrina, is part of Aberdeen South Harbor’s Dunnottar Quay. “It has been towed on site on a two-day journey from the Cromarty […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Aberdeen Harbor Board has completed its annual dredging program despite the impacts of COVID-19 and challenging weather conditions. Yearly dredging is required to maintain essential water depth in North Harbor. More than 54,000 cubic meters (in-situ volume) of material has been dredged from the harbor since mid-March, allowing vessels to sail in and out of […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Start of the £350 million project, which was recently granted planning consent in the form of Marine Licenses and a Harbor Revision Order by the Scottish Government, was yesterday sanctioned by the Aberdeen Harbor Board. The construction contract with its preferred bidder, Dragados UK, is due to be formalized at a signing ceremony today. Following […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Aberdeen Harbor Board has announced a new construction schedule for the South Harbor Expansion Project. The program is based on a phased completion of South Harbor in 2021. Michelle Handforth, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Harbor Board, said: “Construction at South Harbor has progressed significantly in the last 18 months, and despite the impact of several […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Aberdeen Harbor has just announced that progress is continuing apace at South Harbor, with 120,000 tonnes of infill material behind the caissons on Dunnottar Quay creating the first operational quay. The fill material used behind the caissons has been quarried from Norway, and will provide these quays with significant heavy-lift capacity, supporting activity associated with […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    Aberdeen Harbour Board, after lengthy talks with Dragados UK, announced yesterday that they have reached mutual agreement to cancel contract for the construction of Aberdeen’s South Harbour. According to the joint statement, the mutual agreement has been reached for Dragados UK to withdraw as the principal contractor to complete the construction of the South Harbour. […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dragados UK, principal contractor for the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project, has just installed the second of the 22 enormous concrete units that will form the closed quay sections at Aberdeen South Harbor. These caissons, 50 meters long, 17 meters wide and 16 meters high, have been floated from Cromarty Firth to Nigg Bay, Aberdeen, in a […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Planning consultants Barton Willmore have been commissioned by Aberdeen Harbor, with support from Scottish Enterprise, to consult on a Development Framework that will identify and consider the relationship between the proposed Nigg Bay Harbor expansion and the development of the surrounding areas. The study is designed to engage with communities and local businesses, and will […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The construction program supporting the expansion of Aberdeen Harbor into Nigg Bay has passed a significant milestone with the beginning of dredging operations. The construction project, which commenced in May this year with the development of a north breakwater access road, and the start of work on the north breakwater itself, has progressed well, and […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The tender process supporting the Aberdeen Harbor’s Expansion Project has taken a significant step forward with the selection of Dragados as its preferred bidder for the main construction contract. Following a lengthy selection process, which involved an initial five potential tenderers being reduced down to one, Dragados have emerged as the favored principal contractor. “Although […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Following more than two years of consultation, and an ongoing feasibility study, Aberdeen Harbor has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PoAN) to Aberdeen City Council – the first stage of the formal planning application for a potential expansion of the current harbor into Nigg Bay. In order to facilitate and respond to the growing […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The EU’s TEN-T Program will invest over €750,000 for development studies for a new harbor at Nigg Bay in Aberdeen, Scotland. The harbor is to support the existing Port of Aberdeen with a view to a significant traffic growth forecast. The busy Port of Aberdeen handles around 8,000 vessel arrivals and 5 million tonnes of […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Central Dredging Association (CEDA) UK Committee will today hold a seminar entitled “Dredging 2016-2017: A Review and Forward Look” at the ICE London office. This Technical Seminar will bring together those involved in all aspects of dredging and marine development to share the highlights from 2016 and to consider what 2017 may hold. At the event, Ronald […]