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Building for the future at Peterhead


A joint venture between Boskalis Westminster and McLaughlin & Harvey is currently undertaking works on the initial stages of Peterhead Port Authority’s £50m North Harbour development.

The project includes a new dedicated whitefish landing hub and extensive deepening of the North Harbour, scheduled for completion in the spring of 2018. By increasing market capacity and doubling the depth of water currently available in the North Harbour, the development will fully address the dual need for fishing vessel deep-water berthing in the extensive North Harbour.

In order to allow the inner harbour floors to be dredged from -3.2m to -6.5m chart datum (CD), the existing quay walls are being strengthened using an innovative ‘RD Piling’ solution developed in Scandinavia. This system has been tailored to suit the specific requirements at Peterhead as a result of close collaboration between McLaughlin & Harvey and RPS Consulting Engineers, Peterhead Port’s design engineers.

Boskalis Westminster will undertake rock dredging and reclamation, utilising both the dredged rock and additional imported material. One of the large backhoe dredgers from the Boskalis fleet will carry out the dredging.