The Port of Aberdeen has announced that the UK’s Princess Royal will officially open the new Aberdeen South Harbour on 22nd September.
A specially designed accropode will be unveiled to commemorate the official opening at an event on the quayside at South Harbour. Over 9,000 accropodes were produced as part of the project to form the North and South breakwaters, which protect the harbour.
Aberdeen is in the final stretch of South Harbour’s quayside construction, with the new harbour becoming fully operational later this month.
Bob Sanguinetti, Port of Aberdeen CEO, said: “Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal takes a keen interest in the maritime sector, and Port of Aberdeen is truly honoured that she will officially open Aberdeen South Harbour – a momentous occasion for all.
“Aberdeen is one of the busiest ports in the UK and the expanded port will be integral to supporting the nation’s drive to net zero, growth of green trade and maritime de-carbonisation,” he said.
Roy Buchan, Chair, Port of Aberdeen, added: “We are delighted that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has chosen to join us for the official opening of Aberdeen South Harbour. This occasion marks a significant milestone in the port’s almost 900 year history.
“We look forward to demonstrating first-hand our ambitious vision and commitment to creating prosperity for future generations,” he said.
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