Other Businesses

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.


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

(Left to Right) Lucia Firman, ABP Technical Document Controller at the Port of Lowestoft with World Marine Offshore team in front of the Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) World Seagull

ABP’s Port of Lowestoft has welcomed its newest customer, World Marine Offshore (WMO), as part of the company’s UK-based project to support ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.

In support of the contract, ABP has provided indoor storage as well as quay and yard space for marine operations, to enable WMO to mobilize its workforce and equipment with ease and efficiency.

A marine project office for WMO, which will directly support the East Anglia ONE project, will be located on the port estate. With a generating capacity of 714 MW, East Anglia ONE is due to become one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world when it starts operations in 2020.

Lazaros Lazaridis WMO Contracts Manager

“The primary objective for WMO and WMO UK is to work with local partners and suppliers, including ABP, to generate added value to the local economy.

Within the scope of offshore marine, WMO provides a wide range of services. These include a Jack-Up accommodation vessel for all personnel involved in the offshore commissioning activities, Platform Supply and Crew Transfer Vessels for all offshore requirements on a 24/7 basis and helicopter services for emergency evacuation and crew transfers.”

Andrew Harston ABP Short Sea Ports Director

“We are delighted that the Port of Lowestoft has been selected as WMO’s preferred marine logistics base location, after they completed a thorough and very competitive tender process.

We deliver bespoke solutions to all our customers, which is an attractive proposition to contractors involved in the Renewable energy sector. In addition, ABP Lowestoft is uniquely positioned geographically, which means that no one can get companies closer to this important area for the UK’s growing offshore wind sector.

Our proximity is a useful advantage which helps businesses through all the cycles of renewable energy projects, from planning to construction, maintenance and repowering.”

ABP’s ports play an important role in supporting businesses across the country, facilitating trade and providing access to international markets. These trade flows are crucial to UK manufacturing as well as other industries and help to drive national and regional economic growth.