Golbal Energy Group’s Port of Nigg Unveils New Quayside
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. The opening of the new quay is set to be a game changer for the Port of Nigg, enabling it to service multiple large scale Energy sector projects simultaneously and ensuring the port facility has the required infrastructure in place to accommodate the demands for future floating offshore wind sector opportunities.
Speaking about the unveiling of the new quay, which has welcomed its first vessel – the Boa Sub C – which is loading out structures fabricated at Nigg for the oil and gas industry, Rory Gunn, Facilities Director, said:“Our new East Quay helps us better service our existing customer’s needs, in the renewables, oil and gas, and nuclear sectors, and the enhanced capabilities will assist us to attract inward investment with a vision to create long term skilled manufacturing jobs at our port which will become a National hub for the renewables industry. Operationally, the additional quay and associated laydown area provides us with a lot of flexibility, and this multi-million pound investment is further evidence of our commitment to ensure our facility is “best in class” for meeting both existing and future industry demands.” “It will be a huge selling point for us when tendering for the next generation of floating offshore wind projects, with the additional deep-water quayside allowing us to do the fabrication and assembly of the floating hulls at the port’s South Quay area while the wind turbine integration onto the floating foundations is being conducted at the East Quay.”
Already Scotland’s most important energy industry port facility, The Port of Nigg is renowned for its world class multi-sector capability, offering unique turnkey solutions to customers in the international energy industry. The port boasts some of the largest construction and assembly shops in Europe, a large dry dock, expansive laydown areas with high ground bearing capacity and deep water quayside. These characteristics together with their unrivaled proven track record and skilled multi-disciplined workforce are the reasons that the port is fast becoming the principle Scottish port for supporting the Renewables industry and Scotland’s efforts towards a NET Zero economy.
At 225m long, 50m wide and offering 12m LAT water depth, the East Quay adds to the port’s Inner Dock Quay (240m), South Quay (370m), West Finger Quay (130m long, 40m wide with a berth on either side and on the end) and Terminal Jetty (which offers 22m LAT water depth).
Source Global Energy Group