July 28 - Subsea 7's construction vessel Seven Waves has become one of the first ships to use the extended quay at Lerwick Port's deepwater Dales Voe Base in the UK.

The 18,666 dwt vessel is being mobilised at the Scottish port ahead of a contract offshore Canada. The first phase of the extended quay's construction has just been completed, with the second phase ready to begin.

The first ship to arrive at the extended quay was the coaster vessel Eendracht, which delivered supplies for transfer to Seven Waves.

"Seven Waves is an early harbinger of the type of work which the expanded Dales Voe Base, with its enormous capacity, quay strength, water depth and laydown space, is ideally suited for in supporting a wide range of offshore industry projects," said Lerwick Port Authority's harbour master and deputy chief executive Captain Calum Grains.

Main contractor for the extension project, BAM Nuttall, is expected to complete the final phase of construction by the end of July. The quay is being extended by 75 m to 130 m.