Client: Aberdeen Harbour Board
Principle Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey
Contractor: Aquatic Engineering
Duration: 10 days
Date posted: 10-04-2012
Aberdeen Harbour Board contracted the £14 million construction upgrade out to McLaughlin & Harvey for the first phase of the Torry Quay redevelopment.
The Northern Ireland firm will undertake works on the initial stage of a three-phase project worth £30 million, which got underway in April.
This work will include the demolition of the existing wharves at Torry Quay and replacing them with 300 metres of realigned, deep-draughted quays constructed from steel piles and reinforced concrete. These new quays are designed to be more suitable for modern, deep-draughted ships and heavy cargoes.
On completion, the 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. MMC Diving Services were contracted to carry out the underwater and topside welding and burning, installing a staple onto the sheet piles, fabricate some weights and install a containment curtain to encapsulate the works.