Construction and civil engineering company Graham has secured a contract for the construction of a new wharf alongside land upgrades of nearly 15ha at the Port of Dundee in the UK.

The total cost of the investment programme for the redevelopment of the port stands at approximately £40m.

The redevelopment work at the port will supplement the work, which was completed during 2018-2019.

A new heavy-lift quayside capable of roll-on / roll-off operations and conventional lift on / off will replace the port’s current Caledon East Warf.

After almost 45 years’ service, Prince Charles Wharf will also receive an upgrade.

After the completion at the end of next year, the total quayside available in this particular part of the port will be approximately 485m.

The quayside, along with the capital dredging programme underway in the River Tay, will permit large semi-submersible vessels (HTV) or wind installation (WIV) to dock in the port.

Port of Dundee senior port manager David Webster said: “This significant investment in the Port of Dundee demonstrates our commitment to bring large-scale renewables and decommissioning projects to Scotland.

“We are pleased to work with Graham on this project in Dundee, following their successful delivery of our new freight ferry terminal in Tilbury 2 earlier this year.”

Graham civil engineering division managing director Leo Martin said: “The offshore renewables construction facility at the Port of Dundee promises to bring significant benefits to both Dundee, and indeed, the whole of Scotland both socially and economically, creating jobs and supporting the supply of low carbon electricity.”

Currently, Dundee is the wind turbine hub for the construction of EDF Renewables’ and ESB’s major offshore wind farm, Neart na Gaoithe (NnG).