The development of Aberdeen Harbour expansion project

Cruickshank, I. and Young, T. and Young, K. and Alexander, G. (2017) The development of Aberdeen Harbour expansion project. In: ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017, 5-7 September 2017, Liverpool, UK.

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The Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project is to be one of Europe’s largest greenfield port capital investments projects over the next few decades (Figure 1). With a project investment of over £300 million, the project involves the construction of two new breakwaters each 600m long, quay lengths of over 1.5km, 2 million m3 of dredging including 0.25 million m3 of rock dredge and circa 1 million m3 of reclamation. The site is situated on the east coast of Scotland with severe wave climate where design waves exceed Hs~8m requiring single layer concrete armour units of up to 16m3 to protect the Southern Breakwater. This paper sets out the development of the port masterplan in respect to the key engineering design and environmental constraints and operational requirements utilising many of the principles set out in the forthcoming PIANC WG185 guide to site selection and masterplanning of greenfield ports. The paper sets out details of the context and background of the project, the masterplanning process, numerical and physical wave modelling studies, navigation simulation, aspects of the engineering design and the procurement process. The construction contract was awarded on 20 December 2016 with the project due to be complete in 2020. The construction is now fully underway.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:53
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