Largest open port in the Moray Firth

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.

Quayside Key Stats

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 ships over 60 metres in length and vessels over 20 metres in length carrying passengers and hazardous substances
Pilotage / Conservancy Services 24 hour pilotage service boarding seaward of longitude 4 degrees west. For more info contact Port of Cromarty Firth
Ground loading spread 4m from quay edge 50 tonnes/m3