PROPOSALS to build a £320 million harbour expansion could attract 40-60 cruise ships to Aberdeen per year, the Evening Express can reveal today.
It’s estimated that in 20 years time the expansion of Bay of Nigg would be contributing £2 billion gross value added (GVA) to the Scottish economy each year and supporting around 15,510 jobs, around 30% more than its current impact.
This is the new image showing the plans to expand Aberdeen as a port by building on land at the Bay of Nigg, Torry.
It comes after a planning permission in principle application was lodged with Aberdeen City Council.
But if the expansion does not go ahead, it’s estimated that in 20 years time the harbour will be contributing £1.1 billion GVA to the Scottish economy each year and supporting around 8,350 jobs, around 30% less.
It’s hoped the formation of the breakwaters and quays will be created in 2018, with the new harbour becoming operational in 2019, while works to complete the project would continue until 2021.
As part of the plans, Coast Road to St Fittick’s Road and Greyhope Road would be realigned.