Ambitious plans to turn the Cromarty Firth into a free port that could secure work and jobs for the next 50 years have been revealed.
Port of Cromarty Firth
A set of huge turbine jackets have arrived for construction of Moray East, one of Scotland’s largest offshore windfarms.
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.
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.
Opportunities for local companies to claim a share of projects totalling £40million at a Highland port will be unveiled next week.
The Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) has awarded the contract to construct its new £30 million energy and cruise hub at Invergordon to Ireland and UK-based civil engineering and construction firm Roadbridge UK.
A £30million hub has been announced to serve major energy projects and tourist cruise liners in the Highlands.
Major employers in the Highlands have called for local and national government to “grasp the opportunity” to make the Moray Firth a renewables hub.
Turnover at the Highlands’ busiest port hit a record high last year, boosted by increasing renewable energy activity and booming cruise liner business.
Increased renewable energy sector activity has seen the number of vessels using port facilities in Invergordon rise sharply in the first six months of this year.
The Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) is seeking contractors for a £25million development at its Invergordon facilities, which it says could create almost 200 local jobs.
The first North Sea decommissioning contract to be secured by the Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) has been hailed as a “tremendous boost for local companies and workers” by the organisation’s chief executive.
Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) has received its second and final environment permit, allowing it to start decommissioning projects immediately.
Scottish environmental authorities have blocked the departure of three oil rigs currently cold-stacked in Cromarty 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.
Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) announced last night it had won two contracts, together worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, to support the Beatrice offshore windfarm project.
Port chiefs have further delayed their application to carry out controversial ship-to-ship oil transfers in the dolphin-friendly Moray Firth.
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.
Councillors in the Highlands will today put pressure on the local authority to object to controversial 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.
The downturn in North Sea oil and gas has seen pre-tax profits fall by £1.4million to £2.1million at the Highlands’ largest port.
As many as a dozen drilling rigs are expected to spend the winter stacked in the Cromarty Firth as the depressed oil price continues to limit North Sea activity.