Montrose Port Authority (MPA) has invested £230,000 in what is believed to be the most efficient quayside water supply system on the east coast of Scotland.
The storage to quayside supply line delivers an impressive 280 tonnes per hour of potable water for ships berthed at Montrose.
Jim Raeper, technical manager for MPA, said: “The system will allow a minimum of 90 tonnes water supply to three ships simultaneously which we believe is unrivalled on the east coast of Scotland. The investment is part of a continued commitment by MPA to offer the marine sector a one stop, rapid turnaround quality service.”
The system is a combined installation and construction by FCH Construction Services Ltd and Ferrier Pumps Ltd. The new system provides a highly reactive, high volume ships water supply system that fully meets the requirements of both current and prospective shipping clients.
Nik Scott-Gray, Chief Executive for MPA said: “This investment is part of our ongoing strategy to serve as quickly and efficiently as possible the ever increasing number of visiting ships from the cargo and oil and gas industries that call into Montrose.