Today's publication of the prospectus for the bidding process to establish two Green Freeports in Scotland has been welcomed by Opportunity Cromarty Firth.
Michael heads to the mudflats and saltmarsh of Nigg Bay and meets our very own Steve Chisholm, Director of Operations and Innovation, at the Port of Nigg.
Port of Nigg in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland has been conditionally selected by Siemens Gamesa as the planned location for pre-assembly and installation of wind turbines for the Moray West offshore wind farm.
On Monday 17th January, Crown Estate Scotland confirmed the outcome of the Scotwind auction. With 17 projects selected out of a total of 74 applications, the first leasing of Scottish waters for offshore wind energy in a decade will enable the next generation of windfarms to be developed – something our industry has been working towards for a considerable number of years.
Whilst the initial contracts for tower supply will focus on UK domestic supply, it is anticipated that the factory will be in high demand for export of towers and other products as well due to the rapid rate of planned offshore wind deployment across Europe up until 2050.