Currie & Brown has been appointed on the construction of a new quayside at Dundee’s port, which will bring the city another step closer to becoming a decommissioning hub for the North Sea oil and gas sector.
Currie & Brown is acting as employer’s agent on behalf of Forth Ports, owner of the Port of Dundee, to deliver one of the largest investments in the history of the port. As part of the commission, Currie & Brown is providing project management, cost consulting and CDM advisory services.
Forth Ports is investing over £10 million to create a new quayside with an industry-leading ‘heavy lift’ capability, coupled with a significant onshore operational area at the port. This will position the port at the forefront of the North Sea oil and gas decommissioning and offshore renewable energy sectors.
This investment will see development of the quayside at the east end of the port, connecting to the existing Prince Charles Wharf. The quayside will add both berthing and land capacity at the port and will represent a significant port capacity increase in the North East region. On completion, the quayside will be 200m longer and will be one of the strongest quaysides in Scotland with an ultra-heavy lift pad at one end. The quayside will have a strength capability of 80 tonnes per square metre.
Charles Hammond, chief executive of Forth Ports, stated: ‘The Forth Ports Board is fully committed to investing in the Port of Dundee to ensure that the infrastructure is in place to capitalise on the significant opportunities presented by the North Sea oil and gas and decommissioning sectors over the coming years.’
Currie & Brown’s project leader and operations director, Russell Frame, said: ‘Building on our long-term relationship with Forth Ports, and having recently delivered several other projects across their portfolio, we look forward to progressing and successfully delivering this important project.’