Facts and Figures

Period
2010-2012

Location
Scrabster, Scotland

Contractor
Westminster Dredging Company Ltd

Vessel selection
0m47.9m
Manu-Pekka

Backhoe dredger

Scrabster Harbour Capital Works

Boskalis Westminster undertook the dredging works at Scrabster removing approximately 164,000m³ of material including rock, clay and sand. The backhoe dredger Nordic Giant was deployed with two split hopper barges to complete all the dredging.

The breakout power of the Nordic Giant was sufficient to remove the rock but required careful planning and skilled operation in such a small harbour. A fisheries liaison officer was successfully appointed to ensure close liaison with the boat owners for co-ordination of the works with boat movements.