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ABP Property

Our property division brings together an unrivalled land bank spanning 21 multi-modal locations around the country, with 960 hectares of port-based development land.

ABPmer

Drawing on 60 years of experience, ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer) provides specialist marine environmental research and consultancy services.

UK Dredging

UK Dredging (UKD) operates the largest British-owned dredging fleet and specialises in the provision of reliable and cost effective port maintenance dredging services.

ABP DevCo

ABP DevCo creates value from non-port-related development of underutilised land by working collaboratively with stakeholders.

Photo of ABP Port Manager Stuart Cresswell at Troon Harbour following the completion of recent upgrades

ABP’s ongoing commitment to the Ports of Ayr and Troon has been further reinforced by the completion of upgrades at Troon harbour, another project aimed at positioning the port for future growth.

Following extensive off-site work over the winter period, the port’s East pier RoRo terminal saw the delivery and installation of six upgraded fender units to improve the ability of the pier to accommodate larger vessels on the berth in all weather conditions.

Completion of this upgrade will allow ferries and other vessels of up to 160m to berth and will also give access to the port’s massive 180 tonne capacity linkspan, which remains the largest on the Clyde.

ABP’s latest investment follows closely on from the delivery of the port’s new Pilot boat, the “MV Scotia” and reinforces gains made at both harbours in recent years.

Stuart Cresswell Port Manager for Ayr and Troon

“The world of shipping never stands still and with a growing trend towards building ever larger vessels, we understand that it is absolutely essential for us to keep investing in our infrastructure and equipment to ensure we can continue to provide an efficient service for all of our customers.

“The fender upgrade at Troon represents a £600,000 investment just shortly after we have taken delivery of our new £700,000 pilot boat. The combination of these improvements will allow us to berth the largest of vessels in all weather conditions, which is an essential requirement for the running any modern port.”