Fraserburgh Harbour

Owner

Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners

Address

Jill Smith
Clerk to the Commissioners
Shore Street
Fraserburgh
Aberdeenshire
AB43 9BR

Email

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Phone

01346 515858

Fraserburgh Harbour

Fraserburgh harbour is constituted as a trust port which has a focus on stimulating local economic activity.

The north east port has a track history in providing services to the fishing, oil and gas, ship repair and commercial sectors.

In order to support the fishing industry Fraserburgh Harbour operates around the clock seven days a week meaning support services can quickly react.

Although the local fishing fleet has undergone significant restructuring over recent years Fraserburgh Harbour remains a busy port.

The Commissioners recognise that the reduction in traffic offers the opportunity to capture new activities including offshore wind.

In addition to vessel berthing and land based facilities Fraserburgh boasts two ship repair facilities, namely the dry dock and shiplift, which are widely used both by local and visiting vessels from all over Europe and from various sectors to acccess the ship and marine servicing and repair expertise both from the port and local supply chain companies.

Internet connectivity and electrical hook ups are available with office and welfare facilites offered for users.

The Commissioners are delighted that Fraserburgh Harbour has been selected as the location for the operations and maintenance port for the Moray East Offshore Windfarm project as well as the site for the marine co-ordination centre for the construction phase of the wind farm.

The development of offshore wind not only brings the prospect of sustainable, low-carbon electricity, but also creates major economic opportunities for the area which is welcomed by the Commissioners and their strategic partners Aberdeenshire Council and North-East Scotland College, supported by Scottish Enterprise.

As Fraserburgh Harbour has the ready-made provision of deep water berthing and adjacent industrial ground for onshore development within the port as well as the outstanding ship repair facilities and associated local support service expertise this offering is attractive both to offshore wind farm operators as a maintenance and repair hub for the vessels which will maintain the turbines and also as a potential base for smaller vessels during the construction phase of windfarms.


Tidal range

MHWS 3.8 MHWN 3.0 MLWN 1.5. MLWS 0.8 H.A.T = 23 Aug 2017 HW 3.94 LW 0.38

Max vessel dimensions port has accommodated

Beam - 16.20m
Draft - 6.20m
LOA - 92.00m

Relationship between Chart Datum and Ordnance Datum

2.20m

Total quayside length

4023.00m

Port Services

  • There is an extensive local supply chain (http://www.fraserburgh-harbour.co.uk/business-directory) providing excellent support services including stevedoring, bunkering, waste oil disposal, quayside services.
  • Heavy lifts can be accommodated within the port by local stevedoring companies utilising mobile cranes of up to 500 tonnes .
  • No information has been provided for the heaviest lift that has been accommodated in Fraserburgh as this is dependent on a number of factors. The Harbour Superintendent would be happy to discuss this further with interested parties.
  • The port also operates a pilot boat for services including crew changes.
  • Ship repair facilities include a 6 berth shiplift which can accommodate vessels of length 36m, beam 10.5m up to 850 tonnes and a dry dock which can accommodate vessels of length 66m and 14m beam.
  • Users of the repair facilties are free to contract with any company for vessel work

Future Development Plans

• In conjunction with SE, Aberdeenshire Council and NESCOL to become a recognised O&M hub
• Dedicated heavy lift pad
• Improved access to deep water basins
• Developing harbour and land including facilities to accommodate emerging business, office and accommodation space as industry demands
• Dedicated covered ship repair facilities to accommodate offshore wind support vessels
• Digital port

Download the Fraserburgh Harbour Masterplan here

Location

Fraserburgh 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
Abernethy Jetty (north side)
560.00
5.90
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fishing related and general cargo
Balaclava Inner Harbour (dry dock finger)
290.00
5.60
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fishing related and general cargo
Balaclava Inner Harbour (north side of Provost Parks Jetty)
290.00
5.60
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fishing related and general cargo
Balaclava Outer Harbour (North side of North Pier)
320.00
6.20
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fishing related and general cargo
North Harbour (north side of Middle Jetty)
300.00
4.70
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fishing related and general cargo
North Harbour (south side of North Pier)
300.00
4.70
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fishing related and general cargo
Provost Andersons Jetty (north side)
560.00
5.90
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fishing related and general cargo