Work Commences On Torry Quay DevelopmentNews // April 14, 2010
Aberdeen Harbour Board has started work on the first phase of its £30 million Torry Quay redevelopment. The initial stage of the three phase project, which will take 18 months to complete, will include the demolition of the existing upstream berths, replacing them with 300m of realigned, deep water quays. It will be constructed from a combination of steel sheet and bearing piles, bored piles, tie-rod and anchor systems, and reinforced concrete support slabs and surfacing.
The development will provide stronger quays for heavy lifts and create more room in the River Dee for vessels to navigate. Future uses of the new facility could include a support base for oil and gas customers and the handling of equipment for offshore renewable energy installations.
With modern, deep draughted ships and heavy cargoes entering the port more regularly, the new quays will be more suitable for these vessels, such as Subsea 7’s new 145m long and 26m wide diving support vessel, Seven Atlantic which recently made its first official visit to Aberdeen Harbour.
On completion, the overall project, which is part of Aberdeen Harbour Board’s £65 million development strategy, will result in over 500 metres of new deep water berths and more than seven hectares of back up land on the south side of the River Dee.