£10m investment announced for Port of Dundee

A £10 million investment in the Port of Dundee is to benefit the North Sea oil and gas sector. Owner Forth Ports expects the project to position the site at […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A £10 million investment in the Port of Dundee is to benefit the North Sea oil and gas sector.

Owner Forth Ports expects the project to position the site at the forefront of the oil and gas decommissioning and offshore sectors.

It will develop a quayside at the East end of the port which will be 200m longer and offer heavy lift capability.

It will facilitate the handling of the largest cargoes, Forth ports added.

The construction of the project is expected to last 18 months.

Charles Hammond, CEO of Forth Ports said: “This is an important, privately funded investment for the Port of Dundee which is ideally placed to service the needs of North Sea oil & gas, decommissioning and Scotland’s offshore wind sector over the coming years.

“The port’s existing skills base and location, combined with its riverside berths, deep water and rock river bed, put the port in a key position to become a hub for these sectors for construction, operations and maintenance and for decommissioning.”