Inverness-based Global Energy Group (GEG) has announced multi-million pound plans to add more than 800 feet of new quayside to its Nigg Energy Park facility at the entrance to the Cromarty Firth.
Nigg Energy Park
Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) chief executive, Bob Buskie, last night said that expansion projects totalling more than £100million by his organisation and the Global Energy Group (GEG) would help secure “jobs and prosperity” for the area.
Global Energy Group boss Roy MacGregor has welcomed signs of Nigg Energy Park establishing itself as a “multi-user, multi-sector” asset, with more than 700 people at work there on renewables, oil and gas and subsea projects.
Nigg Energy Park, in Easter Ross, is gearing up for its role in the construction of the £2.6billion Beatrice offshore windfarm.
Easter Ross is set for a major employment boost after Highland Council unanimously approved ambitious plans to expand operations at the Nigg Energy Park.
A jobs boom could see 300 jobs created at Nigg Energy Park in the Cromarty Firth if ambitious plans to diversify from the oil and gas industry to offshore renewables are given the green light.
Hopes are rising that hundreds of jobs could be created at Nigg Energy Park as its owner prepares to reveal major plans for the site.
The operator of the Highlands’ largest port has said it expects a drop in revenue following the introduction of a new pricing structure for visiting vessels.
Nigg Energy Park’s (NEP) owners have hailed evidence of “shoots of success” following £47million investment, with a significant increase in the number of vessels visiting the facility.
Dominating the skyline on the Moray Firth, the world’s biggest jack up oil rig could been clearly seen several hundred yards offshore.
Nigg Energy Park has been identified as the best prepared of Scotland's east coast ports to create jobs from offshore wind contracts in a new industry report. The Cromarty Firth facility's potential was highlighted in the findings of a strategic review, which also examined the capabilities of Invergordon, Aberdeen, Dundee, Montrose, Methil and Rosyth as well as ports on England's east coast. Conducted by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), the study focused on the capability of ports to carry out "staging" work, storing and loading offshore wind farm components and carrying out pre-construction activities. It also assessed their ability to manufacture large components in or near their sites.
A multi-million contract to deliver the Beatrice offshore windfarm has been awarded to Global Energy Group's Nigg fabrication yard on the Cromarty Firth.