March 2 (Renewables Now) - The owner of the port of Dundee on the east coast of Scotland has appointed a contractor for a new quayside, which, it said, will position the port at the forefront of the North Sea oil and gas decommissioning and offshore wind sectors.
UK ports owner and operator Forth Ports has picked Southbay Civil Engineering to design and build the quayside after a tender process. Work started in February and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, according to an announcement on Tuesday.
Forth Ports is investing over GBP 10 million (USD 12.3m/EUR 11.7m) in the new quayside, which is specifically aimed at handling decommissioning work. It will have an ultra-heavy lift pad and will be one of the strongest quaysides in Scotland with a strength capability of 80 tonnes per sq m, the company said.
In addition to the new quayside, a partnership with Augean, announced last year, will bring a decommissioning waste management facility to the port, which will also be operational by the end of 2017.
(GBP 1.0 = USD 1.229/EUR 1.166)