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£12m contract announced to extend Scottish harbour for Oil & Gas

18 Feb 2015

A £12m contract to extend Scotland’s Lerwick Harbour has been announced, advancing plans for the area's deep-water facilities for the offshore oil and gas industry.

The expansion will support subsea developments and decommissioning, and work is expected to be completed in April 2016, creating new jobs in the process.

Lerwick has been servicing the offshore industry for over 50 years and the expansion will ensure this legacy continues, further securing Lerwick’s role as a leading provider of offshore industry operations.

The contract will extend the quay by 75 meters, with a load bearing capacity of 60 tonnes per square meter, which authorities say makes it unique in Scotland. The sheltered voe, located between oil basins east and west Shetland, has 24 hour access to the North Sea.