£4.5m harbour investment to handle bigger N. Sea offshore wind support boats completed at Lowestoft

Lowestoft harbour - now handling bigger N. Sea offshore wind support boats
Lowestoft harbour – now handling bigger N. Sea offshore wind support boats

A £4.5 million investment into Lowestoft harbour is reaping benefits as larger vessels servicing the N. Sea offshore wind-ustry are now able to make use of the enlarged facility.

Town Quay at the Port of Lowestoft was reconstructed last year by ABP, making it stronger, deeper and suitable to support the offshore wind and renewable energy industry. 

This includes allowing larger vessels to pass through the Bascule Bridge and take advantage of the deep water berth.

For example, the port recently welcomed Wilchief 1 – a 78m long offshore support vessel with a draught of 5.2m – which arrived at Lowestoft for a diving inspection (pictured).

The 78m long vessel, with a draught of 5.2m, was safely navigated by ABP’s marine team through Town Quay and into the port where divers carried out their operations.

Meanwhile, Aberbeen Harbour Board is due to make its final decision to go ahead with its long-awaited expansion plan by the end of October 2016.

See also: Aberdeen harbour appoints new operations manager as port expansion decision-day nears


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