News Archive


Scottish Ports Alliance Formed To Seize Offshore Wind Opportunity

The Port of Nigg, are delighted to support the launch of the Scottish Offshore Wind Ports Alliance (SOWPA) - a progressive and collaborative forum of the country’s leading infrastructure facilities, targeted at optimising the opportunities from offshore wind.



Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport Tax Sites Established

The Inverness & Cromarty Firth Green Freeport (ICFGF) has today (Monday 8th April) welcomed the successful conclusion of the UK legislative process, confirming the establishment of Special Tax Sites, including at the Port of Nigg.



Pre-application public consultations on development proposal for a new quay at the Port of Nigg

A series of public drop-in pre-application consultation sessions will be held by Mabbett, on behalf of Global Energy Group and the Port of Nigg, regarding the proposed development of a new quay. The new quay at the Port of Nigg will support the loading of High Voltage Cables from the manufacturing plant to vessels.



Transforming the Port of Nigg into offshore renewables SUPERHUB

Our vision is for the Port of Nigg to take a leading role in the industrialisation of floating offshore wind in this decisive decade for the UK’s Net Zero and Energy Security targets.



Moray West Offshore Wind Farm selects Port of Nigg for marshalling foundation transition pieces

The Port of Nigg has been selected by Moray West as the location for marshalling of all 62 transition pieces (TPs) prior to installation as part of the Moray West offshore wind farm.



UK Government’s Levelling Up Secretary, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, visit Port of Nigg

The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, UK Government’s Levelling Up Secretary visited the Port of Nigg yesterday, Wednesday 23rd August.



His Majesty The King Visits the Green Freeport Superhub at the Port of Nigg

In an historic occasion, the Port of Nigg - owned and operated by Global Energy Group (GEG) - received a visit from The King on Tuesday 8th August.



Success at the Port of Nigg Open Day

We recently celebrated a resounding success of the highly anticipated Port of Nigg Open Day, attracting a fantastic turnout of over 1,000 visitors. The event showcased the port's rich history within Scotland’s offshore energy industry, it’s ongoing transition into a renewables superhub, and its integral role within the local and national economy.



Public Consultation - Port of Nigg Development

A series of public drop-in pre-application consultation sessions will be held by Mabbett, on behalf of Global Energy Group and the Port of Nigg, regrading a major development proposed on the land east of the Port of Nigg.



Final Foundations Leave Port of Nigg Destined for Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, Seagreen, has entered the final phases of work after the remaining eight three-legged ‘yellow jacket’ foundation towers were successfully loaded onto barges at the Port of Nigg.



Building Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm: WTG Components Are Starting to Arrive at the Port of Nigg

Global Port Services celebrates another milestone as WTG components for the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm start to arrive at the Port of Nigg’s newly completed East Quay.



Moray West Offshore Wind Farm Has Signed a Contract for Two J-Tubes to Be Fabricated at the Port of Nigg

Moray West Offshore Wind Farm has signed a contract for complex elements of foundation structure with Global Energy Group (GEG), the owner and operator of the Port of Nigg.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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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