Ardersier Port to become UK’s largest energy transition facility

Wind turbines in the ocean outside Copenhagen, horizontal

The Ardersier Port in Scotland will transformed into an energy transition facility under new ownership.

The former McDermotts fabrication yard in Ardersier will be turned into a multi-disciplinary facility with the purpose of supporting the UK’s energy transition plans.

The Ardersier Port site is the largest brownfield port in the UK.

The site comprising 400 acres of port area with access to a 2.2km quay and 350 acres of statutory harbour authority has been identified as one of three sites on the east coast of the UK with the size, scale, shape, and location capable of being an Offshore Renewable Energy Hub Port.

Using circular economy practices the facility will accommodate multiple complementary work streams from decommissioning of oil and gas assets, recycling of wind turbines, production of sustainable aggregates and concrete, large scale manufacturing, offshore wind logistics and fabrication, and sustainable energy production.

The facility will additionally offer its marine facilities for the upgrade and maintenance of existing assets.

The facility will operate a commercial contracting model to engage directly with developers and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors.

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