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  • 2019 November 28 18:12

    Montrose Port Authority opens new berth as part of its infrastructure redevelopment P2 plan

    Significant progress within Montrose Port Authority (MPA)’s infrastructure redevelopment masterplan was celebrated yesterday (Wednesday 27 November), as Phase Two of an extensive quayside refurbishment was officially opened, MPA said in its news release.

    Around 120 invited guests attended the ribbon cutting ceremony on the North Quay, which was carried out by Mrs Helen Carmichael, wife of MPA Chairman, John Carmichael.

    Forming part of the 20-year masterplan, the increased capacity, depth alongside and associated utilities work, has increased the maximum potential size of berthing vessels from 12,000 to 18,000 gross tonnage. In addition, these developments will also deliver significant environmental benefits, removing an estimated 1.26m tonnes of freight from roads and 86,000 HGV lorry journeys.

    Construction of the new common user berth was carried out by civil engineering contractor, Farrans and includes a large lay down area and an additional heavy lift pad. Carrying out the reconstruction in two phases (the first being completed in March this year), allowed the  North Quay to remain operational throughout the 13-month project.

    Montrose Port CEO Tom Hutchison said: “These continue to be exciting times for Montrose Port; the completion of this latest redevelopment phase simply builds upon our reputation as a key hub for both the offshore energy and general cargo market.

    “The additional berth capacity enables us to strengthen and enhance our existing capabilities and further expand the size and type of vessel we can welcome to the Port, which is particularly pertinent as we continue to attract a diverse range of clients.”

    About Montrose Port Authority

    Montrose Port Authority (MPA) is a leading support and service hub for the North Sea energy industry. Offering around 1000 meters on both the north and south side of the harbour, the quayside provides a sheltered haven almost half a mile long. With water berths to a depth of 9.5m, open storage and over 40,000 sq metres of warehouse and office space, MPA is the port of choice for key oil and gas suppliers, and the growing offshore renewables and decommissioning sectors. The quayside is fully equipped to provide full support for project work from chain and anchor inspections to decommissioning activities and offshore wind projects. One of its key attributes is its excellent track record in mooring systems; storing and handling more than any other port in Europe. MPA’s management team is dedicated to its customers, providing individual attention, competitive pricing, efficient loading and unloading with a 24-hour service.




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