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  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Trade through Belfast Harbour rose by 16% during 2013 with record tonnages of almost 23 million passing through the Port. Over half the increase, 1.7m tonnes, was fueled by an increase of over 150% in coal imports. This reflects a new service through Belfast to supply AES Kilroot power station which generates c.30% of Northern […]

  • 20 April 2011
    Business & Finance

    Belfast Harbour has published its new Corporate Plan for 2011-2013, detailing plans to invest £92m in capital projects related to the Port and Harbour Estate. The single largest investment is a £40m proposal to develop a logistics terminal to support Danish-based DONG Energy’s offshore wind farm operations in the Irish Sea and boost Belfast’s ‘green […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    A record financial performance during 2013 has enabled Belfast Harbour to commit more than £60m to capital expenditure projects. The Harbour’s Annual Report has revealed that Turnover rose by 30% to £50.3m whilst Profit before Taxation climbed by 42% to £26.2m during the financial year. During the period the Harbour also paid over £6.6m in […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen Harbour Board officially approved a GBP 350 million development plan to expand the habour last month, after receiving construction and dredging operations licenses from the authorities.  Following the project go-ahead, Aberdeen Harbour signed a contract with Dragados UK for the construction of additional facilities at Nigg Bay to the south of the existing harbour. HR Wallingford, […]

  • 12 September 2012

    Aberdeen Harbour Board has commenced a major feasibility study into the potential expansion of facilities at the port. Continued growth in traffic and cargos, as well as an increase in the size of the vessels has prompted the study, as projections indicate that Aberdeen Harbour will remain the principal port for the oil and gas […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has chosen Klintholm Harbour in Denmark as its base for the servicing and maintenance of the 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm.

  • 16 July 2013

    EYEMOUTH HARBOUR TRUST (EHT) announced the award of a contract to Scottish consultancy Caithness Renewables Ltd for the development of a marketing plan, as part of its strategy to explore potential opportunities for diversification of the port’s activities and so ensure its long-term sustainability for the benefit of all stakeholders. The marketing plan will identify […]

  • 6 December 2012

    A Vega VLS-46 sector light, supplied to Aberdeen Harbour by Hydrosphere, has played a major part in facilitating the successful completion of the harbour’s £5.2m dredging operation, paving the way for the harbour to play a key role in offshore wind developments. The harbour is already the centre of activity for the energy industry’s marine […]

  • 17 February 2012

    Today the new Danish Ambassador to the UK was welcomed by DONG Energy at Belfast Harbour. The Harbour is currently being completely rebuilt so that it can be used for offshore wind installation. Henrik Scheinemann, Senior Director at DONG Energy was on site wrapped up warm to welcome Anne Hedensted Steffensen. She was taken around […]

  • 14 February 2013

    Belfast Harbour has handed over its new £50m offshore wind terminal to DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables. The terminal, the first purpose-built offshore wind installation and pre-assembly harbour in the UK or Ireland, will be used as a hub to help service a market valued in excess of £100bn. Up to 300 jobs are expected […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    After receiving a GBP 450,000 boost to dive in offshore wind industry, Wick Harbour Authority is currently planning to install heavy lifting equipment and to dredge the channel to the harbour’s commercial quay. This development will enable the port to become an offshore wind construction base for two large projects proposed for the Moray Firth […]

  • 11 April 2014

    Oceanflow Energy Limited, a tidal energy developer, announced that Evopod E35 unit has been completed and delivered to Campbeltown Harbour. The company plans to deploy a 1/4 scale Evopod device in Sanda Sound, South Kintyre. Prior to the deployment, Oceanflow acquired a license from Marine Scotland, having dedicated   two years to surveys, consultations and environmental […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Wick Harbour Authority’s ambitious plans to attract new jobs to the area from the offshore wind industry have received a boost with the combined support of £450,000 from two partners in the Caithness & North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership (CNSRP). The Harbour Authority is positioning the port to attract business from the two large offshore wind […]

  • 11 December 2012

    Aberdeen Harbour Board has submitted a Directions for Growth document to the National Planning Framework, in response to its call for candidate developments. The document outlines the findings from an ongoing feasibility study, which was launched in September to assess the viability of potential expansion options for a new or improved harbour facility. Three potential […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Esbjerg’s new Østhavn (“East Harbour”) opened on Friday, 21 June. This 650,000 square metre expansion of the harbour will consolidate Esbjerg’s position as the leading North Sea port for the wind turbine industry and increase its potential to develop and grow other business areas. The opening ceremony was attended by the Danish […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The jack-up vessel Innovation, which is going to pick up foundations for Westermost Rough Offshore Windfarm in the British part of the North Sea, called yesterday at Aalborg Harbour. With a loading capacity of 8000 tonnes and a high performance 1500-tonne crane, Innovation is one of the largest specialized vessels to ever arrive at Aalborg […]

  • 18 July 2012

    Aberdeen Harbour Board has awarded a £5.2m contract involving major improvements to the port entrance and for widening and deepening the navigation channel.  Harbour Board chief executive, Colin Parker said: “As the centre of activity for the energy industry’s marine operations in North-west Europe, the importance of targeted investment and development has been a top […]

  • 24 November 2011

    A Ł50m investment by Belfast Harbour to develop a new terminal for the assembly of offshore wind turbines is providing a major boost for the Northern Ireland construction and aggregate sectors. The project, the largest ever in the Harbour’s 400-year history, will create 150 construction jobs and generate demand for one million tonnes of stone […]

  • 2 May 2018

    Vattenfall has completed the construction of a 30-meter-long floating crew transfer pontoon which will be used for its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Scotland.

  • 2 October 2012

    The authority is thinking about developing tidal energy at the Langstone Harbour,  Hayling Islander cites chairwoman of Langstone Harbour Board, Jackie Branson as saying. However, Ms. Branson pointed out the obstacles to that possibility at this time, saying that the tide rush in and out of the harbour is not constant, while the space is […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Boskalis has awarded Peterhead Port Authority with a contract to harbour the suction bucket jacket foundations for the 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.

  • 9 December 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Forewind is one of five international offshore wind energy developers to jointly initiate an ambitious research programme into how the harbour porpoise population in the North Sea is likely to be affected by the construction of offshore wind farms. The programme, called Disturbance Effects on the Harbour Porpoise Population in the North Sea (DEPONS) will […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Authorities, Environment

    The European Commission (EC) is taking the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the EU for ”its failure to propose sites for the protection of the harbour porpoise.” ”The continued failure to propose and designate sufficient sites leaves the areas where the species occurs in greatest densities without the protection required. This refers in […]

  • 14 December 2015

    Aberdeen Harbour has appointed Pinsent Masons as legal adviser for its proposed Harbour Expansion Project. Pinsent Masons will advise on procurement, construction, funding, planning, environmental and property issues relating to the £410 million proposed project located south of the existing Aberdeen Harbour. The Nigg Bay facility is included in the Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework 3 […]

  • 27 August 2015

    Jan De Nul UK Ltd. (JDN), Portland Harbour Authority Limited (PHAL) and Portland Port Limited Ltd (PPL) have joined forced to bid for a major phase of the Navitus Bay wind farm project. The Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) provides JDN with exclusive use of Portland Harbour if it secures the contract to construct the foundations of […]

  • 6 August 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Hopes are running high that windfarm projects could rejuvenate a Moray harbour. The harbour at Buckie would be “well placed” to maintain and…   By Donna Macallister (pressandjournal) [mappress] Source: pressandjournal, August 06, 2010;