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  • 4 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Nearly a fifth of Scotland’s coastline is at risk of erosion, threatening some of the country’s most prized land and infrastructure within the next 30 years, the Scottish Government said in its latest release.  The potentially devastating effects of climate change and coastal erosion came to light after experts from the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Scotland’s only council-owned dredger has made its inaugural journey from shipyard to the sea. Moray Council – responsible for the maintenance of six harbors – is the only local authority in Scotland to own its own dredger. The £2.5 million, 250 tonne vessel was floated off at high tide from the Macduff Shipyard construction shed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The Aberdeen Harbor board plans to invest £24 million in improvements to meet growing demand. One of Scotland’s busiest harbors plans the completion of work at Torry Quays and starting phase two of the project to improve dockside facilities and provide extra deepwater berthing. “The import and export of goods by sea remains a vital […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV’s experts will discuss the successes of the Moray and Littlehaven flood risk alleviation schemes at a conference in Scotland this week (3 and 4 February 2015). Royal HaskoningDHV’s Associate Director Barbara Hellett will co-deliver a presentation on the Moray Flood Schemes, together with Dave Gowans, consultancy manager with project partner the Moray Council. […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Central Dredging Association (CEDA) will hold their spring seminar, named Overcoming the Challenges of Dredging in Scotland, on Tuesday, 12th May 2015, in Glasgow. With the ports and harbors of Scotland playing a vital role in the country’s economy through imports, exports, offshore energy and fishing, the creation and maintenance of waterways is of fundamental importance. CEDA will […]

  • 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, […]

  • 22 March 2011

    Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond officially opened a new, £30 million deepwater berth at Peterhead Port this week. [mappress] Source:Peterhead Port , March 22, 2011    

  • 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 […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Dynamic Coast research project continues in 2018, building on the earlier National Coastal Change Assessment. The next phase will map and categorize the resilience of Scotland’s natural coastal defenses (identifying where low dunes may breach), it will estimate how future climate change may exacerbate erosion on a soft (erodible) coast. It will also incorporate […]

  • 20 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Eyemouth Harbour Trust, Scotland, has just announced the beginning of dredging operations in the harbour area. According to the official notice released by the Trust, the dredging works will be conducted by the contractor – Shearwater Dredging. The dredging is set to take place at the entrance, canyon, Gunsgreen basin and the inner harbour basin, […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Marine ecologists and oceanography experts from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have yesterday embarked on a four week survey as part of ongoing work to improve scientific understanding of Scotland’s natural marine environment. Utilising SEPA’s survey vessel, the Sir John Murray, data and samples will be collected from locations across Scotland’s west coast, to […]

  • 16 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Following a successful dredging campaign in The North East of Scotland, Foyle and Marine dredger ‘Dinopotes’ has now mobilized to the Port of Dundee. The dredger will carry out 50000m3+ of capital dredging and assist Foyle and Marine Dredging’s rock armoring team in the construction of a revetment for the main contractor Graham Construction. “FMD […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Scotland, has awarded a £10.1m contract to marine, civil engineering and building contractor, L&M Keating Ltd to carry out upgrade works at Lochmaddy Pier in North Uist. Under the contract, Keating will be responsible for completing all civil engineering works for the harbor upgrade project, including pier strengthening and extension, upgraded […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A renewables jobs boom for the Highlands moved a step closer as the Port of Ardersier secured the full backing of the Scottish Government for plans to turn the former oil fabrication yard on the Moray Firth into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind. In what Chief Executive Officer Captain Steve Gobbi described as a […]

  • 5 March 2010

    A council is being asked to back a masterplan for regeneration of a town after its ferry port moves out… [mappress] Source:news.bbc,March 5,2010;

  • 2 September 2013

    An extra £3 million has been made available for Scottish fishing harbours that were damaged by the storms late last year. The storms, which were caused by an unusual combination of south easterly gales, low pressures and high tides, were described as the worst in decades and caused damage across Scotland. The additional £3 million […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    A new Moray Council’s dredging vessel, called Selkie, is expected to begin sea trials later this week. The £2.4 million vessel, built by Macduff Shipyard Ltd, will be the only dredger in Scotland operated by a local council. It will service the council-owned harbors at Buckie, Burghead, Hopeman, Findochty, Portknockie and Cullen as well as […]

  • 22 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scottish Government Minister for Transport and Islands, Derek Mackay MSP, has announced the launch of a brand new dock facility at Westway in Renfrew.  The new £1.3m development was one of the first locations in the country to receive funding from the Scotland’s National Renewable Infrastructure Fund (N-RIF), managed by Scottish Enterprise. Mr Mackay said: “I have […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Scrabster Harbor Trust has launched a tender process for the Design and Build Civil Engineering Contract, aimed to redevelop the St. Ola Pier in Thurso, Scotland. According to the official announcement, redevelopment is required to suit the proposed dredging of the inner and outer berths to accommodate cruise vessels (with direct access to quayside coaches and […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Stornoway Port Authority has invited bidders to submit their offers for the Newton Basin development project. The scheme will consist of a significant amount of dredging works, aimed to create a navigation channel, pontoons for berthing and storage for up to 70 vessels, along with rock armoring protection to the pontoons and areas that […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Moray Council’s new £2.4 million dredger is to be named MV Selkie. The name was chosen by members of the council’s economic development and infrastructure committee yesterday. It was selected from a shortlist drawn up from more than 300 suggestions submitted by children from coastal schools in Moray. MV Selkie, being built by Macduff Shipyard Ltd. as […]

  • 26 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Scottish Canals has just announced that £19.95 million of improvement works are set to get underway across Scotland’s canals this winter. As reported, this capital investment from Scottish Government will see major works and essential upgrades take place throughout the canal network, safeguarding the heritage assets for the future. Within the capital investment, £1 […]

  • 30 April 2012

    Aberdeen Harbour Board has announced early information about widening and deepening the harbour navigation channel in order to accommodate the latest generation of vessels servicing the oil & gas and renewables industries, and infilling of the River Dee Dock with a view to creating an extra 20,000m2 of operational space. Aberdeen Harbour is a world […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Scientists, environmental campaigners and policy makers will attempt to define and visualize the seascape of the Tay and Forth estuaries at a conference at the University of Dundee later this month. The 19th annual Tay Estuary Forum conference, taking place at West Park Conference Center on Friday, 22nd April, will see delegates discuss current issues […]