The first phase of piling work is under way on a multi-million-pound project to expand facilities at Montrose Port.
Montrose company John Lawrie Tubulars is supplying around 2,500 metres of steel casing pipe for use as piling in the project which will see two quayside berths upgraded to accommodate larger vessels.
The piling work is being carried out by civil engineers Farrans and ground engineering firm Van Elle Ltd.
It will see 339mm diameter steel casing pipe driven into the ground to depths of 30m.
All of the steel casing pipe being supplied for the project previously lined oil and gas wells in the North Sea and was brought ashore at Montrose Port.
Re-using steel casing pipe as piling pipe supports the concept of the circular economy, of which John Lawrie Tubulars is a strong advocate.
It is an approach whereby resources are kept in use for as long as possible and then recycled or repurposed into new products or utilised in different ways.