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Seven-figure investment to boost Port of Leith’s renewables offering

Forth Ports said a seven-figure sum would go towards enhancing Port of Leith.
Forth Ports said a seven-figure sum would go towards enhancing Port of Leith.

The Port of Leith is bolstering its renewables offering with a seven-figure investment to open up an “additional 25 hectares of land”.

The Port, owned by Forth Ports, has been used for storing offshore wind farm foundation jackets and project work associated with the subsea elements of the development of offshore wind farms in recent years.

Shipping and onshore economic activity has been boosted at Scotland’s capital port this year with its key role in supporting EDF Renewables and ESB’s Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) wind farm.

Commenting on the investment and plans, David Webster, senior port manager at Forth Ports, said: “This investment is another example of our commitment to bring large-scale renewables to Scotland.

“This will allow Leith to build on its current success as well as complement the significant upgrades that are under way in our Dundee facility.

“The foundation logistics in Leith will be supported by the wind turbine hub in Dundee, we see this as the future to local content in Scotland that will drive employment.”

Matthias Haag, NnG Project Director, said: “It’s really exciting to see the Port of Leith making such a huge investment in offshore renewables, especially as it will play a key role in the successful delivery of NnG.

“Since the offshore construction of NnG started in August, the Port of Leith is already Marine Logistics Base for the pile casings.

“These casings will form part of the foundations on which the project’s 54 turbines and two substations will stand.

“We’ve always said we’re committed to using the Scottish supply chain as much as possible and we’re really pleased to be working with the Port of Leith.”

Kenny Williamson, Deputy Port Manager said: “I have been working in the Port of Leith for 37 years and have never seen so many vessels in port with so much activity going on.

“This is an exciting time for Leith and Edinburgh as we adapt, upgrade and regenerate the port to create opportunities in Scotland’s emerging industries.

“We have been successful in winning a number of contracts this year, along with our partners.

“Leith is the largest Port on the East Coast of Scotland and has extensive deep water non-tidal berths connected to more than 140 hectares of land.”

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