The contract will see Mitie’s Total Security Management business delivering security services throughout four key areas in the harbour, along with two minibus shuttle services and a dedicated mobile response vehicle.
Mitie was successful in the competitive tender due to its in-depth understanding of the client’s needs and the highly regulated maritime sector.
Its specialist transport and aviation division of over 30 knowledgeable personnel will work to Department for Transport standards, and in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code to deliver high quality services.
Aberdeen Harbour is a world renowned port handling around 8,000 vessel arrivals annually and 4.75 million tonnes of cargo valued at approximately £1.5 billion for a wide range of industries.
It is the centre of activity for the offshore oil and gas industry’s marine support operations in Northwest Europe. It is also the principal commercial port in Northern Scotland and an international port for general cargo, roll-on/roll-off and container traffic. The port is a marshalling point for exports of oilfield equipment and is experienced in handling equipment for renewable energy projects.
Jason Towse, Managing Director of Mitie’s Total Security Management business, commented: “I am delighted to be working with Aberdeen Harbour in delivering a partnership to keep this critical port safe and operational.
“We have significant experience in delivering highly skilled personnel in these regulated environments and understand the requirements to deliver the specialist security service.”