Port of Scrabster

Owner

Scrabster Harbour Trust

Address

Sandy Mackie
Trust Manager
Scrabster Harbour
Thurso
Caithness
KW14 7UJ

Email

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Phone

01847 892779

Port of Scrabster

Approached through Thurso Bay, Scrabster Harbour in the district of Caithness is the sole commercial harbour on the north coast mainland. Scrabster is the closest mainland port for oil exploration and production on the Atlantic margin as well as for marine energy development in the Pentland Firth, delivering higher vessel utilisation, reduced downtime and lower costs. It is the main ferry port for Orkney Islands, commercial port - offshore O&G companies, major subsea and service contractors. The Trust owns 32 acres of land at close proximity to the port, this area is classified an Enterpise Area by Scottish Government.

Tidal range

Springs tides - 5m Neep tides 2m

Max vessel dimensions port has accommodated

Beam - 30.00m
Draft - 7.50m
LOA - 180.00m

Relationship between Chart Datum and Ordnance Datum

2.70m

Heaviest load over quayside to date

4996 tonnes

Total quayside length

1050.00m

Port Services

  • Dedicated heavy lift pad
  • Bunkering fuel and 2 x fresh water tanks ( 260m3 and 500m3 capacity)
  • Locally available agency, stevedoring, haulage, mobile cranes (up to 500t) and engineering services
  • Port is non-compulsory pilotage but pilot assistance available
  • Port workboat (16t bollard pull) available to assist vessels on and off berths

Future Development Plans

Developing nearby land, additional deep water berthes for industry needs and further land reclamation to give additional port laydown and business space.

Location

Port of Scrabster 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
Fish Dock
305.00
4.50
250.00
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fishing
Jubilee Quay
120.00
7.50
11000.00
n/a
8.00
8.00
Oil and gas, Renewables
QE Layby Berth
180.00
8.00
n/a
n/a
3.00
3.00
General Cargo, Oil & Gas, Renewables
QE RoRo berth
160.00
9.00
1500.00
n/a
3.00
3.00
Ferry
St. Ola Layby Berth
100.00
5.50
500.00
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fishing
St. Ola RoRo Berth
115.00
5.50
500.00
n/a
n/a
n/a
General Cargo, Layby
Tanker Berth
80.00
7.50
11000.00
n/a
8.00
8.00
Tankers, Oil & Gas

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