First Caisson Sets Sail for Aberdeen South Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour’s £350-million expansion has reached another landmark stage with the first 6,000-tonne caisson beginning its journey to South Harbour on Monday (Feb25). The first caisson measures 50 meters long, 15 meters wide and an incredible 16 meters deep and will be used to form the closed quay section of the development. In order to transport the caisson safely, it will travel the 180-nautical mile journey at two nautical miles per hour, escorted by ‘The Strathdee’ towage vessel.
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.dpufUpload News