Global Energy Group and Siemens have today, 15th June, signed a contract securing the use of Nigg Energy Park for SSE’s £2.6 Billion Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm [BOWL] project.
As well as the fabrication of the steel piles anchoring the structures to which the eighty seven massive towers for the 7MW turbines will be bolted, Global’s Cromarty Firth base is to provide assembly and load-out services. he offshore construction and installation is slated for 2017.
Charlotte Wright, Director of Highlands and Islands Enterprise [HIE] Business and Sector Development, says: ‘Today’s announcement by Global Energy is great news that emphasises the region’s key role in the international energy sector. We are delighted to have worked with Global to help transform the site into a multi-use modern energy park.
‘Our recent significant investment has supported Global Energy to create the crucial deep water facilities at Nigg Energy Park, opening up massive growth opportunities and significant job creation. It’s fantastic to see so much activity at the site, where foundations and anchors for tidal and floating wind projects are currently being fabricated.
‘This announcement is another step forward in attracting developers in renewable energy and oil and gas from all over the world to the quayside at the Eater Ross yard, and consolidates its position as one of Northern Europe’s finest integrated energy ports.
‘We look forward to working with our partners, the sector as a whole, and individual companies, to ensure the best possible economic outcome for the region from this development.’