With over 900 meters of deep water quayside, the Port of Nigg caters for some of the largest vessels in operation today. The dry dock can operate as both a dry or tidal wet dock, providing flexibility of use to the client.
The existing South Quay has been entirely re-faced with a new steel piled wall. The seabed level has been lowered to provide a depth of -12 meters below chart datum along the 370 meter length of the South Quay and along the East side of the finger quay. The upgraded quay has potable water and sea water fire-fighting connection points along the length of the quay.
The West Finger Quay extends 130m into the Firth and is 40 meters wide. The Quay walls are designed to allow heavy equipment loadouts to barges or vessels using crawler or mobile cranes or SPMT's.
Quay Services :
All quays are provided with connections to fire main and potable water main.
Depth of water over the cill (dock) :
9.14m below CD / 13.44m at Mean High Water Springs
Depth of water in the dock :
9.065m below CD / 13.365m at Mean High Water Springs
Pilotage / Conservancy Services :
Pilotage compulsory for all vessels over 60 meters in length and vessels over 40 meters in length carrying over 12 passengers and hazardous cargo
24 hour pilotage service boarding seaward of longitude 4 degrees west. For more information please contact Port of Cromarty Firth
Ground loading spread :
4m from quay edge 50 tonnes/m3
The completion of the South Quay project in early 2015, which involved the re-facing of the entire length of the front quayside, along with the development of a new West Finger Jetty plays a critical role in attracting major projects to the area where clients benefit from unrivalled quayside access - longer than any facility in the area. The existing South Quay has been entirely re-faced with a new steel piled wall and the area dredged to a depth of 12.7m below chart datum. The upgraded quay is served with electricity, potable water, sea water fire-fighting hydrants, marine gas oil and tower lighting with a ground loading spread 4m from quay edge of 50 tonnes/m3.
12m below CD
Coaping Height :
6m above CD
Depth alongside :
16.3m below CD at Mean High Water Springs
300t SWL rig bollard system, 200t SWL and 50t SWL general shipping system
The West Finger Jetty is 130m length (East side) x 125m length (West side) x 40m (South end). Depth of the East side and South end are 12m below CD with a coaping height of 6m below CD. Depth alongside on the East are 16.3m below CD at Mean High Water Springs & 12 m below CD at Mean Low Water Springs. The South end is suitable for stern on working only.
East Side Length :
130m with Depth of 12m below CD
West Side Length :
125m with Depth of 5m below CD
Coaping Height :
6m above CD
300t SWL and 50t SWL on East and West
East side - Depth alongside :
16.3m below CD at Mean High Water Springs & 12 m below CD at Mean Low Water Springs
West side - Depth alongside :
9.3m below CD at Mean High Water Springs & 5.7m below CD at Mean Low Water Springs
Marine Gas Oil supply – South Quay – Berths 3,4 &5
Fuel delivery – 138m3/hr @ 6 bar Storage Tank Capacity 2,375m3
Pot Water – Inner Dock & south quay
Pot water – 118m3/hr @ 6 bar Storage Tank Capacity 644m3
Seawater fire pump system – Inner dock & South quay
Fire water - 136m3/hr @10 bar