March 2018


Good progress is being made with the Peterhead harbours redevelopment project.

Work on the development commenced in October 2016 and should be substantialluy complete in September 2018, with some infilling of the new reclamation area being deferred until 2019.


Substantial completion of the new fishmarket is expected in early April. The first auction in the new building is expected to take place in June following completion of the second phase of dredging works.


PPA has also been able to commit to completing a further 100 metres of deepwater berthing at Greenhill.

The marine works are being completd by a joint venture between McLaughlin & Harvey and Boskalis. RPS are the design and supervising Engineers.

The fish market is being built by Chap Construction. The Engineers are Arch Henderson & CCDP.

The £52 million investment in Peterhead Port is being made to ensure it remains at the forefront of the fishing industry and to enhance and diversify the range of berths for commercial vessels.


The project will develop the harbour into a fully integrated, state-of-the-art fishing hub. The developments include dredging much of the inner harbours to 6.5m water depth and provision of a much larger fishmarket with 80% more floor space. The current fishmarket at Merchants Quay will then be removed and the berth dredged to 7.5 metres. This will create a 180 metre long deepwater and sheltered quay for use by commercial vessels which will be operated by NorSea Group, targeting subsea, decommissioning and logistics trade. An additional 30,000 square metres working area will be reclaimed adjacent to Smith Quay.



A plan showing an overview of the different parts of the work is available by clicking on the image below



The contractor delivered a presentation on the project at a public meeting held in Peterhead on 11 October. A copy of this in Powerpoint format is available for download here (includes animation - 146MB), or as pdf slides here. McLaughlin Harvey also maintain a help line where you can find out more about the project, which is 02890 342777


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