The first 6,000tonne concrete “foundation” for Aberdeen Harbour’s £350m expansion has arrived from Cromarty Firth.
A total of 22 concrete caissons will eventually be used for the new Castlegate and Dunnottar quays at the south harbour.
The first, named “Caisson Brenda” after the mother of the harbour board’s CEO, arrived today and will be transferred into Nigg Bay between 6am and 7am tomorrow morning.
The unit made a 180-nautical mile journey from Cromarty Firth in Moray.
Once it is within the site, the Omvac Doce dredger vessel will begin the complex operation of positioning it alongside the North Breakwater.
It will eventually be filled with water and sank to the seabed.