Hatston Pier (& Kirkwall Harbour)

Owner

Orkney Islands Council

Address

Michael Morrison
Business Development Manager Orkney
Islands Council Marine Services

Email

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Phone

01856 873636

Hatston Pier (& Kirkwall Harbour)

Hatston is the main hub for commercial maritime activity in Orkney located just to the west of Kirkwall harbour. Cargo vessels, mainland ferries, north sea oil supply vessels, cruise ships and marine renewable energy developers all use the deep water facilities at Hatston. Kirkwall Pier is the hub for the interisland ferry service serving the north isles of Orkney and is located right in the heart of Orkney’s capital, Kirkwall, close to Hatston industrial estate.

Tidal range

3.1m and 2.5m Kirkwall Tidal Range is between MHWS and MLWN is 2.4m and between MHWN and MLWN is 1.1m. At Stromness Tidal Range is between MHWS and MLWN is 2.4m and between MHWN and MLWN is 1.3m.

Max vessel dimensions port has accommodated

Beam - 45.00m
Draft - 10.50m
LOA - 385.00m

Relationship between Chart Datum and Ordnance Datum

1.40m

Heaviest load over quayside to date

350 tonnes

Total quayside length

885.00m

Port Services

  • Stevedoring available 
  • Fresh potable water up to 500 tones available
  • low sulphur Marine Gas Oil available by arrangement
  • 200 tonne mobile cranes available in Orkney
  • 3 No 50 tonne bollard pull Azimuth Stern Drive Harbour tugs and 3 No Pilot launches
  • Pilots available 24/ 7 with a minimum of 2hrs notice
  • Tugs and Pilotage not available at Copland's Dock
  • Stromness Pier offers fresh water and cranes by arrangement wih local contractors
  • No Fuel Bunkering at stromness

Future Development Plans

6 large scale industrial units and plans to establish fuel and water bunkering services. Implementation of new roadway infrastructure, mains power, water and fuel and other services

Location

Hatston Pier (& Kirkwall Harbour) quayside facilities

Quayside Ref
Length (m)
Depth below CD (m)
Open area (m2)
Shed area (m2)
General load capacity (t/m2)
Heavy lift capacity (t/m2)
Primary Use
Berth 2a
103.00
5.00
2500.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Energy Sector
Berth 2b
124.00
8.00
2500.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Energy Sector
Berth 3
115.00
3.50
2500.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Energy Sector
Central Berth 1a & 1b
385.00
10.00
2500.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
Energy Sector, Marine Tourism, Passenger & Freight
Ro Ro Berth
157.00
8.50
n/a
n/a
5.00
n/a
Energy Sector, Marine Tourism, Passenger & Freight

Hatston Pier (& Kirkwall Harbour) Media