Port of Cromarty Firth has secured two contracts related to the construction of a massive offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth. The port at Invergordon is providing space for storing parts for the turbines and also office accommodation. The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited is being constructed in the Moray Firth at a cost of £2.6bn. Energy firm SSE is among the scheme’s investors. A total of 84 turbines are to be installed by Seaway Heavy Lifting. The Nigg Energy Park, also on the Cromarty Firth, is also being used for the construction of the wind farm. Fife-based Burntisland Fabrications Ltd (BiFab) is manufacturing offshore jacket substructures for the scheme at its yards in Arnish on the Isle of Lewis and Burntisland and Methil in Fife.
BBC 28th March 2017 read more »
The offshore wind industry could be worth as much as £2.9 billion to the UK economy by 2030, according to a Glasgow-based quango. The report by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC) shows that the UK economy is already reaping the rewards of a maturing offshore wind sector. And the latest figures suggest that continued cost reduction – resulting in lower subsidies from British taxpayers – coupled with increasing amounts of UK-content in projects being commissioned and developed, will result in a significant increase in the economic return for the UK.
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