Project Background

To handle the global fleet of larger vessels, Aberdeen Harbour needs more berthage, deeper and stronger quays and significantly increased lay-down area.

Our unique location at the heart of the city limits our capacity to expand North Harbour to accommodate these vessels, which is why we invested six years of detailed planning, public engagement and large-scale feasibility studies to expanding the port to the south of the current Harbour.  In 2016, the construction contract was signed, and construction of South Harbour began in 2017.

The Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project has been recognised by the Scottish Government in the National Planning Framework (3) as an infrastructure project with national significance.