Dry Dock

With direct access to adjacent North Sea oil & gas fields, some of the largest and most complex structures operating in the North Sea today were built at Nigg in the 1970's and 80's.


Unrivalled Dry Dock Capability

Sheltered, deep water access allows the facility to be operational 365-days-a-year, with access to the dock via slipway, it also benefits from quality quayside loading facilities and extensive laydown areas.

Unsurpassed facilities for the inspection, repair, maintenance, construction and conversion of all offshore structures, the dry dock at Nigg is the largest of its kind in Europe, able to accommodate a multitude of vessels and drilling units. The docks adaptability offers flexibility and choice to clients, supported by an excellent track record and 24-hour operation guarantee quick turnaround on contracts.

Dry Dock Key Stats


300m long x 150m wide with 122m entrance gate

Dock bottom:

Concrete slab: 238m long x 80m wide Offering 100 ton per m2 and 50 ton per m2 loading capability

Depth of water over the cill:

9.14m below CD / 13.44m at Mean High Water Springs

Sheet quay wall:

240m long with a coaping height of 5.8m above CD

Depth of water in the Dock:

9.065m below CD / 13.365m at Mean High Water Springs


200t SWL rig bollard system and 30t SWL fixed winch system