Harbour and industry chiefs say a £9 million funding pledge for a “game-changing” ultra-deep water decommissioning facility in Shetland is an important step in the right direction.
Lerwick Port Authority
A series of significant milestones - shaping the next generation of deep-water infrastructure developments at Lerwick Harbour - are expanding capability and competitiveness for the offshore decommissioning and renewables industries.
The gradual recovery in the offshore oil and gas sector’s fortunes has been reflected in the latest traffic statistics from Lerwick Port Authority (LPA), which the organisation said showed an “improving picture” throughout 2019.
Lerwick harbour continues to add to its reputation as a leading support hub for the oil and gas industry in northern waters through its contribution to the offshore sector’s operations west of Shetland.
Lerwick port bosses have reported a continued upturn in offshore energy-related business during the third quarter of 2019.
Growing confidence in the Atlantic Frontier is generating a ‘gravity-shift’ towards a Shetland supply chain willing and able to capitalise on its geographical advantages.
Lerwick Harbour’s strategic location has been the building block for its huge contribution to the development of east Shetland Basin oil fields over the past 50 years.
A former Shetland port boss who recently retired after more than 40 years’ service has spoken of her pride at being made an OBE.
More visits by cruise liners, fishing boats and roll-on-roll-off ferries contributed to an 8.4% jump in traffic at Shetland’s main port in the first nine months of this year.
A major project aimed at helping Shetland win more decommissioning work does not hinge entirely on the UK Government agreeing to provide financial support, Scotland’s energy minister said yesterday.
Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) chief executive Sandra Laurenson is to retire in November after more than 40 years’ service at the UK’s most northerly commercial harbour.
The turret buoy for Hurricane Energy's Lancaster development west of Shetland has left Lerwick harbour.
Plans to expand a Shetland port to create a “one-stop-shop” for North Sea decommissioning have been lodged with the islands’ council.
Bosses at Lerwick port have said “industry will decide” on the best location for decommissioning oil rigs after plans for a new facility in Ayrshire were revealed.
The chief executive of Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) has said its “mixed fortunes” of 2017 are expected to continue throughout this year.
Lerwick Harbour’s impressive track record in supporting projects west as well as east of Shetland means the deep-water port is primed and prepared to service further developments in the Atlantic.
Harbour bosses in Shetland say diversifying their customer base has served them well during the oil and gas downturn.
The transport vessel 'Forte' has arrived at Lerwick Port.
Seasonal offshore work and the launch of a new cruise liner season have brought a welcome boost to Lerwick harbour.
Lerwick Harbour bosses are expecting another year of ups and downs for the Shetland port.
Bosses at Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) on Shetland see their workplace as Scotland’s main base for decommissioning.