Aberdeen Harbour appoints legal services contractor to £400m expansion project

Too small: Aberdeen harbour
Too small: Aberdeen harbour

Aberdeen Harbour has appointed Pinsent Masons as legal services contractor for its proposed expansion project.

The law firm will work on procurement, construction, funding, planning, environmental and property contracts relating to the £410 million proposed project, located south of the existing harbour.

The Nigg Bay facility – which is included in the Scot-Government’s National Planning Framework – would meet future demand for deep berthing space for oil and gas and renewables sector vessels. It could also attract larger cruise ships to Aberdeen.

Maritime activity at Aberdeen harbour generates over £1bn to the region’s economy each year and helps sustain around 12,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

Colin Parker, Aberdeen Harbour Chief Executive, said “We are progressing our feasibility study -including the required consents for this ambitious project –  which we estimate would generate an extra £1 billion for the Scottish economy and create up to 3,000 new jobs.

“The appointment of legal services contractors is a crucial element in the delivery of our ongoing requirements for this strategic project.”

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