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  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging vessels and tugs have been launched this week ahead of the £25m Port of Cromarty Firth expansion at Invergordon. The expansion project will see the Port of Cromarty Firth reclaim nine acres of land from the sea and create an additional deep water berth. Dredging will start at the west of the existing Queens […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced a £4 million grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for the development of a new deepwater quayside at the Port of Cromarty Firth – bringing the total redevelopment project to £25 million. The 35 acre Invergordon Service Base, operated by the Port of Cromarty Firth, has been close […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With the shoreline of the Cromarty Firth literally changing shape, communities around Invergordon will have an opportunity to see the progress on the port reclamation project, due to be completed in August 2015. A public exhibition will be held by the Port of Cromarty Firth to showcase the major enhancements to their current facilities at […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations in the vicinity of Nigg Dock and Nigg South Quay started yesterday, the Port of Cromarty Firth announced in its latest Notice to Mariners. The multi-cat vessel UKD Seahorse will be carrying out plough dredging in these areas for a period of 21 days. The trailing suction hopper dredger UKD Bluefin will arrive around 28th […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    After receiving a GBP 450,000 boost to dive in offshore wind industry, Wick Harbour Authority is currently planning to install heavy lifting equipment and to dredge the channel to the harbour’s commercial quay. This development will enable the port to become an offshore wind construction base for two large projects proposed for the Moray Firth […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Aberdeen Coastguard received a request early on Saturday morning, which prompted the rapid response of Invergordon Lifeboat to attend an incident in the Cromarty Firth. Invergordon RNLI Trent Class Lifeboat and her volunteer crew were launched just before 7.00am to assist the dredger WD Mersey. The WD Mersey was carrying out dredging operations at Nigg […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The latest stage of work in the next phase of a multi-million pound development to enhance facilities at the Port of Cromarty Firth is underway. Work on the reclamation of nine acres of seabed and the construction of a new deep-water berth, featuring a 154m long jetty capable of docking the largest vessels in operation […]

  • 14 September 2011

    Residents claim that work on a planned new container terminal at Rosyth in Fife could cause their homes to collapse into the Firth… By Alastair Dalton (scotsman) [mappress] Source: scotsman, September 14, 2011

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Port of Cromarty Firth (PoCF) said in its latest release that Roadbridge UK Ltd has won the contract to construct the new £30 million Energy and Cruise Hub. The hub will create an estimated 16 new full-time jobs through the construction and operation phases; many of which will be in the Highlands and Islands. Commenting […]

  • 22 June 2012

    One of the UK’s newest and most versatile ‘marine renewables support vessels’ showed off some of her capabilities at Gills Harbour on the Pentland Firth this week. The one-year-old ‘multi-cat’ vessel Orcadia, which was reported to have cost £3.5 million when she was delivered last year from Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands, was making her […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Marshlands in the south east of England could start to disappear from the year 2040 due to rapid sea level rise, according to new research involving Durham University scientists. Using data from more than 800 sediment cores which record how salt marshes responded to variable rates of sea-level rise over the past 10,000 years, the […]

  • 4 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dragados UK, principal contractor for the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project, has marked another significant achievement with the installation of the first of the 22 enormous concrete units that will form the closed quay sections at Aberdeen South Harbor. The caisson – 50 meters long, 17 meters wide and 16 meters high – has been floated […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    McLaughlin & Harvey has just announced the completion of Invergordon Service Base project in Cromarty Firth. The project, named redevelopment of the Invergordon Service Base Phase 3, included design and construction of the site that will be used as a modern functioning service base. During the works, McLaughlin & Harvey completed reclamation of approx 380,000sqft of land using […]

  • 2 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    McLaughlin & Harvey has just completed redevelopment works at Nigg South Quay in Cromarty Firth.  The project included design and construction of a new facility for the inspection, repair and maintenance of oil rigs and FPSOs. Works also included reconstruction of approximately 1km of combi-pile quay wall, 180m long solid finger quay and dredging of 82,418sqft which […]

  • 10 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Moray Council has expanded its dredging capabilities with the James Fisher Prolec’s guidance system pcX-Pro. The pcX-Pro system, built into the Council’s dredger Selkie, allows the user to see detailed digital terrain models and designs of the environment around them. On water-based projects this system allows the operator to ensure that they dredge the sea […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Moray Council announced today that the 160ft Manu Pekka dredger barge is expected to berth at Buckie harbor on Sunday. The dredger and 88ft BKM 103 multicat tug will spend two to three weeks in Buckie while general maintenance work is carried out and new equipment is fitted before beginning work in the Moray Firth. There they […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The 175 meter-long MV Beltnes arrived into Aberdeen South Harbor on the morning of Wednesday, 29th May, as part of its £350 million South Harbor construction program. “The Self Discharging Bulk Carrier successfully discharged 35,000 tonnes of fill material behind concrete caissons, as part of the creation of the Dunnottar Quay,” according to their latest […]

  • 1 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

                    Picture of the Day: Dredgers Crowding New Suez The New Suez Canal project is currently under construction and is scheduled to be delivered next August.   Chief Mate Guilty Over Fatal Dredger Collision On the 8th June 2014 the Shoreway, a 98 metre 5000 tonne dredger, owned […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s longest commercial deep-water berth has been created in Orkney with the completion of a new extension at Hatston Pier. The 160-metre extension to the existing 225-metre pier will be officially opened next week (April 30) by Neil Kermode, Managing Director of EMEC, the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre. The £8 million project is a […]

  • 7 June 2013

    Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA) is continuing the development of the Invergordon Services Base in order to meet the growing demand of the offshore energy market. CFPA intends to expand the port by embarking on a project to reclaim part of the of sea bed and the installation of an adjoining 100m of strengthened quay, […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Cromarty Firth Port Authority are showcasing their port expansion plans this week at the 2013 All Energy exhibition in Aberdeen. The £20million expansion is now “shovel ready” and will see the Port expand by 9 acres and includes the creation of a deep water quay capable of handling vessels up to 160 m in length. […]

  • 2 November 2014
    Business & Finance

                      Dredger Incident Prompts RNLI Rescue Mission Aberdeen Coastguard received a request early on Saturday morning, which prompted the rapid response of Invergordon Lifeboat to attend an incident in the Cromarty Firth.   News in Photos: Boskalis on the Cowes Project Construction of the new detached breakwater […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Work has recently been completed on a pre-dredge multibeam survey onbehalf of BAM Nuttall in Stromness Harbour, Orkney. The £9.2m Copland’s Dock development will see construction of a new 100-metre pier and associated access road in Stromness. Due to the shoaling nature of the site the survey equipment was mobilised to an open RIB to […]

  • 6 May 2013

    A renewables jobs boom could come to the Highlands of Scotland if plans to turn a former oil fabrication yard into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind get the go ahead. The Port of Ardersier has submitted plans to Highland Council, Marine Scotland and Transport Scotland for the consents needed to make the site a […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Work is well underway at the Copland’s Dock development in Stromness, according to the Orkney Islands Council . Temporary works and dredging for the new pier were due to start in January followed by piling in February. The contract is scheduled for completion in February 2014. The Copland’s Dock development, the third part of the Council’s […]