News Archive

04/07/22

New East Quay: A Catalyst for Further Growth as Deepwater Quayside Capacity Increases to 1,200M+

The Port of Nigg has unveiled its new East Quay, which, at 225m long and 50m wide, increases the leading port facility’s deep water quayside capacity to over 1,200m - placing it amongst the largest in the country.

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17/06/22

Highlands in Line for Multi-product Manufacturing Facility for Offshore Renewables

To meet the requirements of Scotland’s burgeoning offshore renewables sector, Global Energy Group (GEG) has announced a milestone at the Port of Nigg and the proposed development of a rolled tubular manufacturing facility at the site.

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26/05/22

A Highland Green Freeport Can Revolutionise the Local Economy & Create Tens of Thousands of Jobs

An Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport would spark an employment boom that would create tens of thousands of jobs.

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25/03/22

Opportunity Cromarty Firth Welcomes Publication of Scottish Green Freeports Prospectus

Today's publication of the prospectus for the bidding process to establish two Green Freeports in Scotland has been welcomed by Opportunity Cromarty Firth.

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03/02/22

Great Coastal Railway Journeys: Michael Portillo Visits the Port of Nigg

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.

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25/01/22

Port of Nigg Selected by Siemens Gamesa as Pre-assembly and Turbine Installation Port for Moray West

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.

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25/01/22

Scotwind: Port of Nigg Is Equipped and Ready to Seize New Opportunities

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.

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03/12/21

Offshore Wind Tower Manufacturing Facility To Be Built at Port of Nigg

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.

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04/05/20

First 8 jackets arrive for Moray East Offshore Windfarm project

We have welcomed the safe arrival of the heavy lift vessel OHT Osprey with the first 8 of what will be 103 Jacket structures for the Moray East Offshore Windfarm project for DEME Offshore. The Port of Nigg was chosen as the foundations staging port for the construction of the 950MW offshore windfarm which will see 100 turbines and 3 offshore substation platforms being installed.

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23/03/20

First rig arrives at Nigg Oil Terminal Jetty

On 19th March we welcomed the first jack-up rig to berth at the Nigg Terminal Jetty where it will lay up while awaiting it’s next contract.

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03/03/20

Nigg Oil Terminal Jetty Operational Control Transferred to Global Energy Group

Under the agreed deal, the jetty will be operated as an extension to the Port of Nigg which has already established itself as a leading deep-water port, servicing oil and gas, offshore renewables and the wider energy markets.

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24/02/20

Port of Nigg welcomes Sue Jane Taylor, artist in residence

Sue Jane Taylor has arrived on site at our Port of Nigg facility, where she will spend the next 12 months sketching and painting, people’s activities, the facilities and day to day operations taking place.

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10/10/19

Long Term Future of Nigg Oil Terminal Jetty Secured

Global Energy Group has reached agreement with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Ltd to take over the long-term operation of the Nigg Oil Terminal jetty under a new lease with Crown Estates Scotland.

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15/08/19

Well-Safe's, Well-Safe Guardian, Arrives for ambitious upgrade project

Well-Safe Solutions has today announced the award of two multi-million-pound contracts to continue the refurbishment of the Well-Safe Guardian, the decommissioning company’s first asset, into a bespoke plug and abandonment unit.

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07/06/19

Another offshore renewables win for Global Energy’s Port of Nigg

Global Energy Group are set to win their next staging port award and the new client will be DEME Offshore, for the Moray East Offshore Wind farm development for what will be an estimated £10 to £12 million contract.

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22/05/19

Global Energy to support scopes on Transocean's Paul B Loyd Jnr

The rig is situated just outside of the Cromarty firth, a stone's throw from our Port of Nigg facility, which will be used as the hub for vessel support; dedicated crew transfer, standby cover and cargo movements.

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11/03/19

Global Energy Group announce plans for further development of their Nigg facilities

Global Energy Group are delighted to announce plans for a further multi million pound investment to improve the facilities at their flagship facility at Nigg.

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