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Heavy lift vessel owner adds its weight to Highland Green Freeport bid

Offshore wind industry vessel owner Zero-C Offshore has become the latest member of Opportunity Cromarty Firth (OCF), the consortium behind the bid for a Green Freeport centered on Inverness and the Cromarty Firth.  The Aberdeen-based company is in the process of building a fleet of next generation British-flagged and owned ultra-low emissions heavy lift vessels […]

Whisky Maker Toasts Highland Green Freeport Bid

Leading Scotch whisky maker Whyte and Mackay has said the establishment of a Green Freeport in the Scottish Highlands would help it achieve its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The firm, which is the largest distiller in the north of Scotland, is expected to be one of the first users of green hydrogen […]

North Politicians Unite in Cross-Party Support
For Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport Bid

The UK government has been urged to choose Inverness and the Cromarty Firth as the location for a Green Freeport by a cross-party group of Highland politicians. Three MPs and five MSPs signed a letter which was submitted with the bid telling ministers that winning the status would provide the opportunity for “once-in-a-lifetime transformational change” […]

Holtec International Signs Landmark MOU with Global Energy Group & Joins Green Freeport Bid

Holtec International Signs Landmark MOU Holtec International, a United States-based turnkey supplier of equipment and services for the nuclear, solar, geothermal and fossil power sectors has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Global Energy Group (GEG). The terms of the MOU will see GEG join Holtec International in a UK team in the […]

Open Letter from Industry to Government

In an open letter to Kate Forbes (Scottish Finance Secretary) and Michael Gove (UK Levelling Up Minister), a group of renewable energy developers has urged the Government to back the Inverness and Cromarty Firth bid for Green Freeport status. Dear Mr Gove and Ms Forbes, The UK Government’s recent Energy Security Strategy outlined several bold plans, including a five-fold […]

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), a member of the OCF consortium, has announced a milestone at the Port of Nigg and the proposed development of a rolled tubular manufacturing facility at the site. The proposal will create a majority UK owned and operated manufacturing rolling facility, […]

Highlands’ Main Airport and Inverness Airport Business Park Join Opportunity Cromarty Firth

The Highlands’ largest airport and Inverness Airport Business Park have joined the Opportunity Cromarty Firth consortium. Inverness airport and business park join a growing list of consortium members that includes the Port of Cromarty Firth, Global Energy Group, Highland Council, the University of the Highlands and Islands and Inverness Chamber of Commerce. The airport and […]