A Chinese heavy lift transport ship which was booked to remove a rig from the Cromarty Firth has sailed away empty handed.
The Scottish Government has been challenged to “get off the fence” and publicly ban controversial ship-to-ship oil transfers in environmentally sensitive waters such as the Moray Firth.
Fairfield Energy has awarded Bibby Offshore the contract for decommissioning the Greater Dunlin Area’s subsea infrastructure.
As I write this, two Chinese heavy lift transport ships remain anchored in Scotland’s Inner Moray Firth waiting for orders. They were supposed to have loaded by now and carted away for scrapping a couple of semi-submersible drilling rigs that have been laid up in the Cromarty Firth for some time.
There are hopes the arrival of two rigs at a major Cromarty Firth yard could signal the start of a recovery in offshore inspection repair and maintenance (IRM) activities.
Two Chinese heavy lift transport ships remain anchored off Nairn as they await a decision on whether they can remove a number of rigs from Cromarty Firth.
A nationalist MSP has accused Scottish Government ministers of inconsistency over controversial ship-to-ship oil transfers proposed for the Moray Firth.
Campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to reject a fresh application to carry out ship-to-ship transfers in the Cromarty Firth, ahead of a Scottish Parliamentary debate tomorrow.
A Scottish Parliamentary debate on controversial proposals for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the dolphin-friendly Cromarty Firth has been rescheduled for next month.
The Global Energy Group has launched a new bid to gain powers from the Scottish Government to run its Nigg Energy Park facility as a port.
A historic harbour on the Black Isle is in line for a £100,000 revamp to try to restore it to its former glory.
An online campaign against controversial ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth has broken the 20,000 barrier.
Port chiefs have hit back at objectors' claims the have scored a "victory" in the battle against controversial plans for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Cromarty Firth.
Energy Voice began its decommissioning series in October by raising the prospect of a “turf war” in the North Sea over the next 30 years.
Protesters led by one of the country's best-known authors have been backed by Nicola Sturgeon in their quest to block ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth.
A Black Isle pressure group battling plans for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth has raised half the funding it needs to pay for a judicial review.
Roughly three in five rigs on the Norwegian continental shelf will be without a contract from January, putting 11,400 jobs at risk, a news report said.
MORE than 500 protesters lined a north beach yesterday united against planned ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth.
A Highland community council has fired a shot across the bows of a major campaign opposing controversial ship-to-ship oil transfers near a dolphin hot-spot in the Moray Firth.
Community councils strongly opposed to planned ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth are urging the Scottish transport minister to intervene.
A whale and dolphin charity is to host a public meeting discussing controversial plans to for ship-to-ship oil transfers at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth.
Objectors to controversial plans for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the dolphin hot-spot of the Moray Firth are ramping up their online campaign.
People from around the Highlands have reaffirmed their concerns about plans for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Cromarty Firth.
Port chiefs are inviting community council members from around the Cromarty Firth to a summit in an effort to allay fears of pollution from proposed ship-to-ship oil transfers.
An unprecedented coalition of conservation groups has been formed to oppose ship-to-ship oil transfers in environmentally sensitive Highland waters.