First marine fuel delivery at Aberdeen South Harbour

First marine fuel delivery at Aberdeen South Harbour

The Geos Group recently had the pleasure of carrying out the first fuel delivery to a vessel in the newly opened South Harbour at the Port of Aberdeen. They delivered 1,200 cubic metres of fuel to the Southern Ocean, on behalf of GAC Bunker Services and Boskalis Subsea Services.

The Port of Aberdeen is nearly 900 years old, and the oldest business operating in the UK. The £400 million expansion of the South Harbour got underway in 2017, and the first commercial vessel visited in July 2022. The project promises to create new opportunities in trade and the renewable energy sector (especially offshore wind power), and support the long-term decarbonisation goals of the oil and gas industry.

There are some excellent new facilities available, including a vast lay-down area and heavy lift zones. The harbour is suitable for much larger vessels as it has a channel width of 165 metres, a depth of up to 15 metres, no tidal restrictions, and an impressive 1,400 metres of deep-water quays in total.

Aberdeen South Harbour is also preparing to welcome a steady flow of passenger cruise ships, which will open up opportunities in the global travel industry, attract thousands of visitors to Scotland and boost tourism across the whole of the northeast.

To support this major infrastructure development project, the Geos Group stores fuel on the south side of the Port of Aberdeen. This enables them to offer a fast and flexible refuelling service to vessels visiting South Harbour, delivering by truck or by barge.

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25th April 2023