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February
2017
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Harbour development opportunities highlighted to north east firms

Opportunities for Aberdeen organisations to get involved in the £350million expansion of Aberdeen Harbour will be highlighted at a Meet the Buyer event later this month.

The event, hosted by Aberdeen City Council for the Aberdeen Harbour expansion project principal contractor Dragados UK, is the third in a successful series designed to showcase a range of future business opportunities as the expansion plans progress. The project will create new harbour facilities and associated infrastructure at Nigg Bay, to the south of the existing harbour.

The event will take place in the Town House on 27 February.

Local organisations specialising in the following disciplines are invited to attend: piling; precast concrete; photography; waste management; traffic management; reinforcement suppliers; cranage; noise and environmental monitoring.

Dragados UK will give a presentation on the scope of the work being undertaken and outline opportunities to join its supply chain lists. A question and answer session will be included in the programme. One-to-one meetings with some of the company’s category managers will be available of a first-come first-served basis at the event in Aberdeen Town House on 27 February. Registration is at 1.30pm, with the presentation at 2pm.

The last Meet the Buyer event, which took place on 1 February, attracted 120 representatives from local businesses.

Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “The Aberdeen Harbour expansion has huge potential for businesses in the area to become involved in one of the biggest infrastructure developments the harbour area has experienced.

“I’d urge local firms to come along to the Meet The Buyer event to find out more about the future business opportunities involved in the project.”

Ruben Casanova Dragados UK, AHEP Project Director, said: “Dragados UK is committed to ensuring that the Aberdeen Harbour expansion project brings real opportunities to local businesses within the city.

“Our Meet the Buyer events, delivered in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, are a demonstration of that commitment and we look forward to developing our relationships with local suppliers and to hosting future events with the City Council”.

To register, visit https://meet-the-buyer-dragados.eventbrite.co.uk and for further information contact Karen Robertson on 01224 523903 or email karenrobertson@aberdeencity.gov.uk