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ort engineers gather for £350m Aberdeen harbour construction
Senior Port engineers from across the UK met in Aberdeen this week to hear from experts in planning, design and construction about how the Harbour’s ambitious £350m expansion has materialised, British Ports Association said in its press release. Members of the British Ports Association and the UK Major Ports Group’s joint Port Infrastructure Group saw progress on construction of the north breakwater, a temporary Accropode Production Facility and the new visitor centre. Dredging commenced in September, designed to increase the water depth within the bay ahead of the construction of quays over the next three years. After touring the construction site and existing harbour, the group heard more details about the design and specifications as well as some of the lessons learned during the process. The expansion will be complete in 2020 and will provide 1,400 metres of quay at water depths of up to 10.5 metres. The Port Infrastructure Group plans to return to the site when it is complete.
Lift expert opens new facility
01 Dec 2016 - Lifting and marine product specialist Rigmarine has opened its fourth global facility in the rural village of Insch, 30 miles to the northwest of Aberdeen, Scotland. The site is strategically positioned to serve the offshore oil and gas, renewables, construction, break bulk, shipping and marine industries. Mike Duncan, managing director of the Gaylin Group of companies, said: “The facility gives Aberdeen a new source of heavy-lift rigging available on short or long-term rental at respectable prices and with low lead times. We will also use the facility as a European hub for our spooling services and winch packages.” “The facility will boast a number of key features that are unique to the UK, including alternative manufacturing methods for heavy-lift slings and test beds up to 2,000t.” Rigmarine is part of the Gaylin Group of companies, this is the tenth international hub alongside others in Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, China and Indonesia. - See more at: http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/industry-news/lift-expert-opens-new-facility#sthash.fQoWTwyb.dpuf
Boskalis Awarded Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Contract
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded the Offshore Balance of Plant contract by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. Following the announcement on 29 June stating that Boskalis was the preferred contractor, the contract has now been formally awarded. The project will consist of eleven wind turbines with a capacity of 92.4 MW. The contract includes all offshore elements of the wind farm, with the exception of the wind turbine supply. The contract carries a value for Boskalis of well in excess of EUR 100 million. http://18.104.22.168/news/boskalis-aberdeen412904.aspxUpload News