£40m port will benefit whole of Dundee


11th December 2020

It is the size of 20 football pitches, costs £40 million and has more construction equipment than other Dundee developments combined. 

Hundreds of workers are on site creating Scotland’s most capable heavy lift quayside at the Port of Dundee, ready to capitalise on a decommissioning and offshore renewables future.

At the east end of the port, a quay has been demolished and more than a dozen buildings have been torn down across a vast area.

Ginormous steel piles are being driven into the river bed upon which a new, larger quay will be constructed.

It will be ready for use assembling all 54 turbines required for the Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind development by the end of 2021.

Stuart Wallace, the chief operating officer of port owner Forth Ports, said the staggering investment would benefit the whole of Dundee for generations to come.

“We are fortunate that NnG is the first contract but this wasn’t about creating something for one contract,” he said.

“This was about Forth Ports looking at Dundee’s key role to play in the energy transition, be that the renewable energy sector, offshore wind, floating wind and the end of life decom of oil and gas assets.

“This will bring benefits for the next 30, 40, 50 years.

“At the east end, we are spending £40m creating 20 football pitches worth of outside high quality, high spec storage space coupled with 500 metres worth of quayside that has heavy lift capabilities.

“We see the investment and expansion of the port as an integral part of the ongoing success in the city of Dundee.”

To read the whole article and to watch drone footage of the work that is taking place, visit The Courier Online



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