The Scottish Government recognised Peterhead as one of the best sites in Scotland for renewable energy development in its National Renewables Infrastructure Plan. Peterhead Port is strategically located on the east coast of Scotland close to several potential sites identified for offshore wind projects.
Smith Quay offers deepwater quayside, heavy lift capacity and 16,000m2 of working area and is used by the subsea and renewables sectors. The quay is ideally suited to support activities associated with the installation, operation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines. A new harbour development planned for 2016 will provide an additional 185 metre long deepwater berth and 50,000 square metres land for commercial use. Other berths at Albert Quay and those operated by Asco complement these facilities. Quayside land is supported by the recent investment by Scottish Enterprise in the nearby Energetica Business Park which offers a further 60 acres for industrial and office accommodation targeted at energy related business.
Peterhead is well connected to the supply chain associated with the offshore oil and gas industry. The depth of engineering and marine expertise in this sector will support offshore renewables and provide innovation for future development. Peterhead Energy Hub is a consortium of local businesses that are working together to develop and promote Peterhead as a centre of excellence for energy business.
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For further information please contact:
Deputy Chief Executive
Peterhead Port Authority