Expansion works completed at Scotland’s Aberdeen South Harbour

Photo: Port of Aberdeen

Quayside construction is complete at Aberdeen South Harbour and the expanded port now offers its customers and port users eight kilometres of quayside, making it Scotland’s largest berthage port.

South Harbour adds an additional 1.5 kilometres of deepwater berths (up to a maximum of 15 metres depth) to the port estate and can accommodate ships up to 300 metres in length, a significant increase to the port’s previous capability of 165 metres. It also has extensive heavy-lift zones and 125,000 square metres of flexible laydown space with expansive project areas.

The new facility has been heavily utilised since the phased opening began in July 2022. The new harbour has attracted longer, deeper, and wider vessels, while supporting new projects.

The expansion works have a total cost of approximately £420 million (US$523.4 million).

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