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Aberdeen South receives first commercial vessel

8 July 2022

The first commercial vessel arrived at Aberdeen South Harbour July 2, where the £400mn expansion work continues at pace (see image below, courtesy of the Port of Aberdeen).

A phased implementation of operational services is now underway, with mooring and basic stevedoring now offered.

Subsea 7’s Seven Atlantic dive support vessel safely berthed at Dunnottar Quay to change over the crew, offload project equipment and stock up on provisions after completing inspection, repair and maintenance work for EnQuest.

The vessel will return to South Harbour later in the month for annual routine maintenance. Keith Young, Project Director, Port of Aberdeen, said: “This is an important milestone for the project and a reflection of the hard work and collaboration from everyone involved. We are focused on being fully operational by the end of October and ensuring new and existing customers benefit from this world-class facility.”

The Seven Atlantic’s arrival marks the ‘soft start’ to operations at South Harbour, which can now accommodate vessels at a complete section of Dunnottar Quay which is 400m long, 30m wide and has a berth depth of 10.5m. The Port of Aberdeen will be directly involved in the planning and implementation of all operations carried out at South Harbour.

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