Aberdeen Harbour plans secure marine licencesNews // November 8, 2016
Aberdeen Harbour says its expansion projects has secured marine licences. Issued under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the licences cover both construction and dredging operations associated with the project, and form part of a wider consenting strategy, which included Planning Permission in Principle, awarded by Aberdeen City Council in May this year, and a Harbour Revision Order, which was laid in the Scottish Parliament on 28 October and must be approved by the Parliament before it can be made.
Colin Parker, chief executive of Aberdeen Harbour Board, said: “The award of this statutory approval marks an important milestone in the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project and takes us one step closer to commencing construction of the new, expansive facilities.
"If final approval is given to the plans, the resulting development will help ensure that the northeast of Scotland remains the home of globally significant supply chains, anchors decommisioning activity in Scotland, and puts Aberdeen City and Shire on the map as a major cruise ship destination for many decades to come. I would like to thank Marine Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, my colleagues, our consultants and supporting organisations, who have worked tirelessly for several years to achieve this important goal”.