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Port of Aberdeen’s South Harbour ready for vessels

4 September 2023

The Port of Aberdeen’s £420mn South Harbour expansion project is now fully operational, the company said September 1. The port now offers 8 km of quayside, making it Scotland’s largest marine infrastructure project.

South Harbour (shown below, as it was in early summer) adds 1.5 km of deepwater berths (up to 15 m depth) to the port estate and can accommodate ships up to 300 m long, a significant increase on the port’s previous capability of 165 m. The picture below was taken earlier in the summer.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will officially open South Harbour September 22 and a public open day will be held September 24, featuring vessel tours and exhibitions from port stakeholders, among other attractions.

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