A harbour project has now begun the dredging phase of its development.
The construction programme supporting the expansion of Aberdeen Harbour has now commenced dredging operations.
The development began in May with a north breakwater access road and the start of work on the north breakwater itself has progressed well.
The first dredging vessel to arrive was Van Oord’s Costa Verde which has commenced work in the bay. Built in 1998, the Spanish-registered vessel is a Trailer Suction Hopper Dredger.
The vessel is scheduled to remove approximately 200,000 cubic metres of material prior to the arrival of a backhoe dredger later in the construction schedule, which will address the denser seabed material.
The dredging operation is designed to increase the water depth within the bay ahead of the construction of quays over the next three years, and the subsequent development of world-class deep-water berthage.
Over the next three years the Bay of Nigg, to the south of the existing harbour, will be expanded and developed, representing a step change in marine support capabilities in Scotland.