A Bafta-award winning filmmaker is creating a new documentary on how the 1970s oil boom transformed the fate of a small village in the Highlands.
A former professional rugby player has been appointed to help Global Energy Group gain advantage in the renewables and energy transition market.
Up to 150 new jobs could be created under £100 million plans by the Global Energy Group (GEG) to build what has been described as the “UK’s largest offshore wind fabrication facility” in the Highlands.
A new online directory offering information for companies in the energy industry on the capacity and capabilities of 26 Scottish ports has been launched.
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.
Dominating the skyline on the Moray Firth, the world’s biggest jack up oil rig could been clearly seen several hundred yards offshore.
The estimated £680million boost the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) development will deliver for the national economy has been highlighted during a UK minister’s visit to one of the project’s key locations.
Key equipment for the world’s first floating windfarm will be made in Aberdeen and at Nigg Energy Park in the Highlands, it was announced yesterday.
Up to 200 new jobs will be created in the north thanks to a multimillion-pound investment in the Nigg Energy Park. Owner Global Energy Group said the £20million it spent on a new “finger” jetty and upgrading existing quayside facilities were key to it landing a contract for maintenance and upgrades on Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Guardian drilling rig. The company said other potentially lucrative oil and gas industry work was also in the pipeline. Inverness Chamber of Commerce said it was “a great piece of news” for the energy industry supply chain in and around the Cromarty Firth.
Tidal devices for the Meygen project in the Pentland Firth are to be built and tested at Nigg Energy Park in Easter Ross. Meygen owner Atlantis Resources said the decision to locate a new dedicated turbine assembly facility at the energy park – owned by Inverness and Aberdeen-based Global Energy Group – was the result of it agreeing to buy English firm Marine Current Turbines (MCT). MCT, currently owned by German conglomerate Siemens, is a company specialising in tidal-energy technology.
Global Energy Group is preparing to unveil over 2,000 feet of fresh quay at its base in Nigg Bay as ports all along the east coast get ready for a step-change in the offshore wind sector. Steve Thompson, business development director at Global, will tell Scotland’s largest offshore wind conference in Aberdeen on Tuesday [27 JANUARY] that the extra quayside space will provide services for the renewables industry. Global bought the former oil rig yard at Nigg Bay on the Cromarty Firth in 2011 and has signed a memorandum of understanding with Moray Offshore Renewables, which plans to erect wind turbines in the firth.
Global Energy Group said yesterday it was nearing the end of a further £20million investment in developing the Nigg Yard on the Cromarty Firth into a “world-class” port. The Inverness and Aberdeen-based energy service firm also revealed it was targeting the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia for new business to offset an expected downturn in the UK due to the recent slump in crude oil prices. Global, which employs more than said a damaging impact on some of its operations was unavoidable but past experience of difficult market conditions showed new opportunities could flourish.
GEG (Global Energy Group) has seen a big rise in revenues only weeks after it confirmed job losses at its fabrication yard on the Cromarty Firth. The energy services firm said turnover had risen by 32% to £472million in the year end to March. The company’s profits have also jumped from £18.8million to £28million.