Lerwick

Owner

Lerwick Port Authority

Address

Sandra Laurenson
Chief Executive
Lerwick Port Authority
Albert Building
Lerwick
Shetland
ZE1 0LL

Email

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Phone

01595 692991

Lerwick

Shetland’s main port at the crossroads of the North Sea and north-east Atlantic. It is also Britain’s most northerly commercial port. The harbour is one of the principal deep water ports in the northern North Sea with 2 natural entrances and one of the key ports for servicing offshore oil and gas operations in the East and West Shetland basins. The port’s geographic position, deep water anchorages and quays, and extensive laydown and storage areas mean that Lerwick is ideally suited to support such operations, with a particular demand currently in servicing decommissioning and subsea projects.

Tidal range

Spring range 1.6m, neap range 0.8, LAT-HAT range 2.5m

Max vessel dimensions port has accommodated

Beam - n/a
Draft - 40.00m
LOA - 400.00m

Relationship between Chart Datum and Ordnance Datum

1.22m

Heaviest load over quayside to date

11200 tonnes

Total quayside length

4600.00m

Port Services

  • 24 hrs port operations
  • Pilotage and towage
  • Stevedores
  • Mobile cranage
  • SPMTs
  • Water
  • Fuel

Future Development Plans

Dredging improvements are planned for 2018 to complement new quays at Dales Voe and Mair's Pier which were completed in 2016.
Dales Voe at Lerwick, with its naturally deep water in the voe, is an ideal location for an ultra-deep quay to allow Semi Submersible Crane Vessels a UK port solution for offshore decommissioning.

Location

Lerwick 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
Dales Voe
127.00
12.50
45000.00
2600.00
60.00
60.00
oil & gas, Decomissioning, general cargo
Greenhead 1 & 2
215.00
6.00
160000.00
14000.00
5.00
n/a
oil & gas, Decomissioning, general cargo, bulk oil
Greenhead 3
468.00
8.00
160000.00
14000.00
5.00
n/a
oil & gas, Decomissioning, general cargo, bulk oil
Greenhead 4-6
468.00
9.10
160000.00
14000.00
5.00
50.00
oil & gas, Decomissioning, general cargo, bulk oil
Greenhead 7
102.00
9.10
160000.00
14000.00
10.00
50.00
oil & gas, Decomissioning, general cargo, bulk oil
Holmsgarth 1
170.00
5.20
2600.00
500.00
5.00
n/a
oil & gas, general cargo
Holmsgarth 4
124.00
7.20
9000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
oil & gas, general cargo
Holmsgarth 5
163.00
9.20
9000.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
passengers, oil & gas, general cargo
Holmsgarth Dev E
275.00
9.00
12000.00
500.00
10.00
n/a
oil & gas, general cargo
Holmsgarth Dev S
146.00
9.00
12000.00
500.00
10.00
n/a
oil & gas, general cargo
Victoria Pier E
91.00
10.70
1500.00
n/a
5.00
n/a
passengers, oil & gas