Aerial view showing the scale of construction work at Peterhead Harbour.

PETERHEAD HARBOUR - ALBERT QUAYS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

New deep water quays sheltered by rock armoured breakwater, providing 300 m of berthing at -8m CD. and 100 m at -6m CD. Dredging of new harbour basin to -6 m C.D. Reclamation of shore for further development. Construction of new slipway for R.N.L.I.

Client - Peterhead Harbour Trustees Completion - 1991

Value - £15m

Early stages of the construcion at Peterhead Harbour.

PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

KEY FEATURES

Conceptual design, hydraulic modelling, detailed design, project management, hydrographic surveying, underwater setting out, supervision of all construction work.

  • Rock dredging - 60,000 m³
  • Rubble mound breakwater - 150,000 m³
  • Rock armour up to 25t - 60,000 m³
  • Underwater concrete - 45,000 m³
  • Concrete above water - 20,000 m³
  • Access bridge on concrete filled, steel tube piles - 1,200 m²

Extended design life. Development of low-cost, low-washout, durable underwater concrete mixes. Accurate underwater setting out, detailed design of foundation works and precasting for rapid construction. Close control of blasting operations close to old buildings during dredge. Design commendation from Saltire Society.

Peterhead Harbour view from above.
Crane at work during construction of Peterhead Harbour.

CONTRACTORS

Dredging - Haka (UK) Ltd/Fairclough

Breakwater and piling - Fairclough Marine

Quay construction - Balfour Beatty/Harbour and General

Wall foundations at Peterhead Harbour.
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