The Anonymous Widower

Global Port Services Wins Pre-Assembly Contract For Scottish Offshore Wind Farm

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on offshoreWIND.biz.

These are the first two paragraphs.

Global Port Services, owned by Global Energy Group alongside the Port of Nigg, has secured multiple contracts to support Seagreen Wind Energy Limited (SWEL) with site-enabling works for the pre-assembly construction of wind turbine components at its Port of Nigg facility.

The news comes as the final turbine foundations for the Seagreen offshore wind project arrive at Nigg to be prepared for installation 27 kilometres off the coast of Angus.

Note.

  1. Nigg is a village in the Highlands to the North of Inverness.
  2. The Port of Nigg has a busy Marine Fabrication Yard.
  3. There is a very interesting BBC documentary called Rigs of Nigg, which tells some of the stories of the port from the 1970s.
  4. As the article indicates, the yard is now very much involved in the wind power industry.
  5. SSE have invested in the yard.

This Google Map shows the port.

Note. all the yellow steel structures, which look like the fixed foundations for the Seagreen Wind Farm.

I am a bit surprised that foundations for Seagreen are being assembled a fair distance from Angus.

Is there not a fabrication yard on the Firth of Forth?

December 8, 2022 Posted by | Energy | , , , , | Leave a comment