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Member News03rd Nov 2022

Port of Aberdeen moves 3 quays into operational phase

The Port of Aberdeen’s £400mn South Harbour development is now more than 60% operational, the company said November 3. This marks the “penultimate construction milestone in this transformational project” following this week’s handover from construction to operations for Dunnottar, Crathes and Castlegate (East) Quays.

Castlegate (West) is scheduled to open in December 2022 and the remaining Balmoral Quay will be brought into service in Q2 2023. When complete, Aberdeen will be the largest berthage port in Scotland.

South Harbour is the largest marine infrastructure project underway in the UK and an asset of national strategic significance for the two governments.

The expanded port is at the heart of the North East Scotland Green Freeport bid which could create up to 32,000 high quality jobs, boost gross value-added by £8.5bn and transform the region into the ‘Net Zero Capital of Europe.’

Port of Aberdeen
Image courtesy of Port of Aberdeen