Construction specialist Graham has been contracted to deliver a new wharf and land upgrade at the port of Dundee in Scotland to secure the port’s future in offshore renewable energy and North Sea oil and gas projects.
Port of Dundee is carrying out a £40m redevelopment programme, with the latest plans to augment development work already completed at the port during 2018 and 2019.
Graham will replace the existing Caledon East Warf as part of plans for a new heavy lift quayside that is capable of roll on/off operations as well as conventional lift on/off, as well as upgrade over 15 hectares of land.
Prince Charles Wharf is also undergoing an upgrade after almost 45 years’ service.
Once completed at the end of 2021, the total quayside available at this specific part of the port will be 485 metres.
The quayside, combined with the capital dredging program under way in the River Tay, will allow large semi-submersible vessels or wind installation to berth in the port.
Dundee is currently the construction hub for the construction of EDF Renewables’ and ESB’s Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm.
Dundee senior port manager David Webster said: “This significant investment in the Port of Dundee demonstrates our commitment to bring large-scale renewables and decommissioning projects to Scotland.
“We are pleased to work with Graham on this project in Dundee following their successful delivery of our new freight ferry terminal in Tilbury2 earlier this year.”
Graham civil engineering division managing director Leo Martin said: “This will be our second project working in collaboration with Forth Ports, following our completion of Tilbury2 on the Thames.
“This is a fantastic scheme for Graham to be working on and another opportunity to demonstrate our wide-ranging marine construction and civils capabilities.
“The offshore renewables construction facility at the Port of Dundee promises to bring significant benefits to both Dundee and indeed the whole of Scotland, both socially and economically, creating jobs and supporting the supply of low carbon electricity.”
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