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Aberdeen’s £400 million port expansion nears completion

Posted on November 7, 2022


More than 60% of Port of Aberdeen’s £400 million South Harbour development is now operational, marking the penultimate construction milestone in this transformational project.

The handover from construction to operations for Dunnottar, Crathes and Castlegate (East) Quays was completed this week.

Castlegate (West) is scheduled to open in December 2022 and the remaining Balmoral Quay will be brought into service in Q2 2023, making Aberdeen the largest berthage port in Scotland.

More than 25 vessels have berthed at Aberdeen South Harbour during a ‘soft start’ to operations which began in July. A host of new and existing customers have already benefitted from Aberdeen’s safe and efficient port services and generous quayside space.

Bob Sanguinetti, Chief Executive, Port of Aberdeen, said: “I’m delighted with the continued progress of our port expansion. This is an exciting time at South Harbour as it has now moved from being largely a construction project to an operational harbour. We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers to the port, while we complete the safe and efficient construction of the project. “South Harbour will be at the heart of the development and expansion of high potential sectors, including offshore wind, green hydrogen and decommissioning.”


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