Aberdeen Harbor News

MD Dave Acton, FD John Brebner, Sales & Operations Director James Gregg. (Photo: Motive Offshore Group)

Motive Offshore Appoints Brebner as Finance Director

the acquisition trail in 2019.Brebner, who has been a non-executive director on Motive’s board since February last year, is a finance specialist with 34 years banking experience and is a seasoned advisor to SME and corporate businesses.  He is currently also a non-executive director with Aberdeen Harbor Board, president of Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce and supports the board of local charity, Befriend a Child

David Millar, Director TechX Program, The Oil & Gas Technology Center

TechX: Pioneering and Accelerating

, Tenzor Geo, has secured offshore trials of its micro seismic technology with BP in the North Sea, starting early in 2019.Test1, who have developed a unique foam which can soak up oil from spills – so the oil can be recovered, and the foam reused – are carrying out field trials at Aberdeen Harbor.Blue Gentoo, a firm which has produced a hydrate management tool that could save billions of dollars in reducing the amount of chemicals used to prevent hydrates, has a letter of intent for demonstrations.Sensalytx, a company developing software to make sense of the vast amounts of data produced

Photo: OSIL

OSIL's Turbidity Monitoring for Aberdeen Harbor Expansion

Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) have provided construction company Dragados UK with a turbidity monitoring solution to report on the dredging activities of the Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Project. OSIL have supplied two 1.9m buoy platforms, equipped with standalone turbidity sensors, and were on-site for the installation of the buoys in addition to conducting pre-installation monitoring during the build and testing of the buoys. OSIL were able to complete the entire process from quotation to installation (including meeting clients, specifying requirements, building and shipping the buoys)

(Photo: iSurvey)

iSURVEY Investing in Training

and awareness of the key elements of multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) acquisition and data management. Training was carried out through a combination of instructor-led classroom, workshop and offshore practical exercises.     The offshore data acquisition element was undertaken from Aberdeen Harbor using an inshore vessel to perform seabed surveys in Nigg Bay. Classroom and workshop training was completed at iSURVEY’s Aberdeenshire base in Banchory.    Investment in training is a key strategy across the iSURVEY Group, and iSURVEY AS has recently taken delivery of an inshore

Walter Robertson and Craig Smith (Photo:  NS Decom)

NorSea Group, Scotoil Combine as NSDecom

and equipment at the quayside through the cleaning and cutting process to the final reuse/recycle/disposal option. The main center of operations will be at NorSea Group’s purpose-built, deep-water decommissioning facility at Smith Quay in Peterhead. Relevant licences are also in place at Aberdeen Harbor and NorSea’s supply base in Montrose. “With the decommissioning sector being guided by SEPA, we recognized the importance of working alongside an experienced and well-established specialist waste contractor,” said Walter Robertson, MD of NorSea Group (UK). “Scotoil

Nigg Bay

EU Funds Study into New Aberdeen Harbor

The EU's TEN-T Program will invest over $940,000 for development studies for a new harbor at Nigg Bay in Aberdeen, Scotland. The harbor is to support the existing Port of Aberdeen with a view to a significant traffic growth forecast. The Port of Aberdeen handles around 8,000 vessel arrivals and 5 million metric tons of cargo a year. It is almost at its maximum capacity due to high levels of traffic, and the growth potential for the future is significant across several sectors. However, the port's location near the city center limits its expansion. Thus, construction of a new port is a solution

InterMoor's new Aberdeen facility

InterMoor Opens New Aberdeen Facility

; will support InterMoor’s global mooring operations with a focus on Europe, Africa and Asia. The new facility will enable storage and maintenance of InterMoor and client equipment and is designed for onsite inspection and testing of wire and anchors. Situated on Miller Street within the Aberdeen harbor zone, the new base offers modern equipment storage close to all of Aberdeen’s vessel berths. Frank Burns, general manager, InterMoor Ltd, said, “The new location will help us to increase productivity and efficiency by having all of our assets stored in a single location. For customers

Photo: Teledyne RESON

Introducing Teledyne RESON Academy

comprehensive training course that covers the full hydrographic workflow from mobilization, data acquisition to data processing and deliverables. This unique course is being offered with the customer’s preferred hydrographic software packages. As one of the previous attendees Scott Buchan from Aberdeen Harbor said, “The course gives an overall view from setup to survey and processing and hands on out on the boat. Good balance between lectures, interaction and hands on board”. The training courses are available for all experience levels and are given in various languages or through

Fugro EMU to Prepare EIA for Aberdeen Harbor Expansion

Fugro EMU, with support from the Waterman Group, has been appointed to undertake a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and prepare an Environmental Statement (ES) in relation to the expansion of Aberdeen Harbour. This potential expansion will involve the construction of a new facility in Nigg Bay to the south of the existing harbour. Fugro EMU is providing overall project management and coordination of the EIA and ES with the support of the Waterman Group, who are managing and coordinating the terrestrial elements of the EIA. Aberdeen Harbour has links with over 39 countries worldwide

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