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 […]
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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, […]
More than £2.5bn of new private sector investment in the UK’s vital green energy sector is at stake as ministers choose the locations for two Scottish Green Freeports this summer, the consortium bidding to win the status for the Scottish Highlands said today (Monday). The benefits of financial backing at such a scale would be […]
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 […]
Falck Renewables, BlueFloat Energy and Ørsted UK have expressed their support for the bid to give Scottish Green Freeport status to the Cromarty Firth. The three companies, which have successfully secured seabed leases in the recent ScotWind round, have become members of Opportunity Cromarty Firth, the partnership of private, public and academic sector bodies committed […]
We are delighted to be joining Opportunity Cromarty Firth and give our full backing to the bid to create a Scottish Green Freeport in the heart of the Highlands. Our businesses have long supported OCF and the enormous benefits that Green Freeport status will bring not only to the Highlands but also Scotland as a […]