A preferred bidder for Aberdeen’s £415 million harbour expansion could be selected next month.
A series of applications have been lodged as part of the proposed project to build a multi-million pound harbour expansion on land at the Bay of Nigg.
Councillors voted 39 to two to grant planning permission in principle earlier this month for the onshore aspects of the development including the realignment of roads and the creation of temporary construction areas.
In a statement provided to Torry Community Council, Aberdeen Harbour Board said it was “delighted at this news”, with Transport Scotland and Marine Scotland expected to announce their consent decisions in September. The board added: “Tender process also continues and we have moved from five to three bidding consortia – with the aim of whittling this down to one preferred tenderer in June – with a final construction cost being established by the end of July.”
The harbour board also said it is in “quite advanced discussions” with the European Investment Bank regarding funding.
Proposals for the harbour upgrade went on display last year after the project was first revealed in 2012.