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Aberdeen Harbour expansion expected to complete in 2021

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Aberdeen Harbour expansion expected to complete in 2021

The expansion of Aberdeen Harbour has almost come to an end in the construction phase and is likely to open in 2021. This £350m project will be a phased opening next year of the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project (AHEP), said the bosses.

Aberdeen harbour expansion is the largest marine infrastructure scheme under way in the UK. Construction is now 70% complete, which began in early 2017. Dragados had been appointed to the project in 2016 but withdrew earlier this year after reaching an agreement with the client.

Berthing of vessels up to 300m in length will be enabled in the project. The South Harbour will have more than 1.3km of protective breakwater after completion along with a water depth of up to 15m, 1,400m of deep-water quays, and more than 125,000m² of lay-down area.

The final eight caissons are expected to arrive from Cromarty Firth in 2021 once winter weather conditions have receded.  The construction of the South Breakwater and the Crown Wall will be in parallel while the 8m-high structure will run along the length of the North Breakwater.

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