Exhibitors and visitors alike are expected to turn up in droves for Offshore Europe at P&J Live next week.
Organisers anticipate 36,000 people will pass through the doors of the new venue over the course of the four-day event.
Here is some information on how to get there.
Shuttle services – full timetables here.
There are a number of free shuttle buses running to and from the event from various hotels, city centre locations and oil and gas offices.
In Dyce and around Aberdeen Airport, shuttles are running every ten minutes via the Stagecoach 727 service. The service begins at the airport and passes through several hotels:
-Jury’s Inn Aberdeen Airport
-Hampton by Hilton
-Courtyard by Marriott Aberdeen
-Moxy Aberdeen Airport
-Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport
A service also goes to and from Dyce railway station via Hallmark Hotel Aberdeen Airport and Aberdeen Marriott Hotel.
Hotel transfers are also being made from Tuesday to Thursday at the following sites via four separate routes. They generally head out at intervals between 8.20am and 8.50am, with returns at 6.15pm:
-Hampton by Hilton Aberdeen Westhill (Route 1)
-Village Urban Resort (Route 1)
-Ardoe House Hotel (Route 2)
-Marcliffe Hotel (Route 2)
– Spires Apartments (Route 2)
-Norwood Hall Hotel (Route 3)
-Aberdeen Altens Hotel (Route 4)
-Hilton DoubleTree (beach) (Route 4)
On Friday, a service is running for all of these hotels (save for Ardoe House) returning at an earlier time of 3pm.
There are also a number of regular shuttles from oil industry offices around the city, including:
Route A – Shell Offices Phase 5 bus stop, then stopping at Craigshaw Business Park. Tues – Thurs
Route B – Gateway Business Park. Route for Balmoral Group and then stopping at Technip FMC at Wellington Circle. Tues – Thurs
Route C – Hareness Road, Hail and Ride then stopping at Maersk House, Crawpeel Road. Tues – Thursday
Route D – Hill of Rubislaw Complex Bus Stop, Anderson Drive. Tues – Thursday
Route E – CNOOC, Discovery House at Prime Four Business Park. Stopping at Transocean and Premier Oil. Tues – Fri
Route F – Subsea 7 and Total then stopping at Arnhall Business Park, Prospect Road Bus Stops (Opposite Taqa House). Followed by Mi Swaco, then Westhill Industrial Estate, Enterprise Drive. Tues – Fri
Route G – Stork at Norfolk House, Pitmedden Road. Then Schlumgerger at Kirkton Avenue.
Variations of these routes apply on the Friday.
There are also pickup points around the city centre. These start outside St Magnus House on Guild St for the Bus and Railway Station, moving outside Soul Bar taxi rank on Union Street and the Sportsman’s Club on Queen’s Road.
Park and Ride services are running from Kingswells, Bridge of Don and Craibstone.
It’s important to note that parking is restricted and needs to be pre-booked for exhibitors and delegates. This can be done via the venue website.
There is no parking in neighbouring residential areas and city wardens will be out in force. There are prohibitions on parking/waiting on more than two dozen nearby streets between 10am – 4pm. A full list is here.
Dyce Drive will be temporarily closed to driving between the A96 and Wellheads Drive between 12pm this Sunday to 6am on the following Saturday, with an exemption for some buses.
Wellheads Drive is also closed between Wellheads Crescent to Farburn Terrace.
An alternative route is via the A96 Inverurie Road, Airport Road and Dyce Drive.
Restrictions are also in place around Stoneywood at Market Street, Hope Farm Road from the A96 to the Chapel of Stoneywood-Fairley Road, the un-named road adjacent to Stoneywood Cricket Club.