1971 – Nigg fabrication yard established by Brown and Root (now KBR) and construction firm George Wimpey. At its height 5,000 people were employed there.
1997 – Nigg undergoes major refurbishment.
2000 – Nigg closes.
January 2005 – KBR puts Nigg up for sale.
December 2005 – Cromarty Firth Port Authority selected as preferred bidder for Nigg, but no deal completed.
October 2007 – Residents form Nigg Action Group to put pressure on KBR and the Wakelyn Trust to break the deadlock holding up the reopening of the facility.
July 2009 – Demolition and decommissioning firm DSM declares interest in taking over Nigg, promising investment of £70million. Highland Council announces plans to pursue a compulsory purchase order.
September 2009 – Highland Council submits its masterplan for Nigg development to the Scottish Government.
December 2009 – KBR delays its decision on the future of the yard.
February 2010 – KBR submits a “pre-application” for Nigg which normally indicates the intention to lodge development plans to the council.
April 2010 – KBR says it does not intend to redevelop the yard.
July 2010 – Nigg identified as site for investment in the National Renewable Infrastructure Plan. Global Energy Group and Cromarty Firth Port Authority enter joint bid to buy the yard.
September 2010 – Highland Council takes first step towards securing a compulsory purchase order for the site.
January 2011 – Global Energy is announced as the latest preferred bidder.
October 2011 – Global Energy buys Nigg yard.