February 17 - Lerwick Harbour has awarded its GBP11.95 million (USD18.3 million) Dales Voe South quay extension contract to Bam Nuttall.

Under the agreement, Bam Nuttall will extend Lerwick Harbour's deepwater quay by 75 m to an overall length of 130 m, with  a load bearing capacity of 60 tonnes per sq m. Laydown areas will be substantially expanded to 45,000 sq m.

Captain Calum Grains, port authority deputy chief executive and harbourmaster, said: "The contract marks an important step in further developing Lerwick's role as a leading centre of offshore industry operations. Dales Voe South is another value-added expansion and reflects our confidence in future activity, including ongoing subsea projects, particularly west of Shetland, and the developing decommissioning and offshore renewable markets."

Construction works will begin in April 2015 and are scheduled for completion by April 2016.