MEMBER NEWS: AREG welcomes Fraserburgh Harbour to membership community as Harbour announces new commissioner

May 25, 2022
MEMBER NEWS: AREG welcomes Fraserburgh  Harbour to membership community as Harbour announces new commissioner

AREG is pleased to announce that Fraserburgh Harbour has joined its growing membership community.

With more than 230 members, the Harbour has joined AREG at an exciting time and is looking forward to engaging with fellow members over the coming months.

Pamela Neri, commercial manager at Fraserburgh Harbour said:

“Fraserburgh Harbour is a diverse and busy port. We are supremely located for many ScotWind awarded sites and as the home of Moray East Offshore Wind Farm Ops & Maintenance base, we have significant knowledge and experience to offer. The Harbour also has an ambitious masterplan which would see the port grow in size by around 40%. We are currently developing a robust outline business case for the masterplan and an AREG membership will help us engage with other members as we progress this journey.”

Last week, Fraserburgh Harbour also welcomed Andrew Rodden as its commissioner.

Andrew is energy transition programme director (offshore renewables) at Energy Transition Load Ltd and a master mariner with a wealth of experience both operationally and at director level.

In a LinkedIn post welcoming Andrew to the board, convener Michael Murray said that the appointment “further enhanced the Board’s experience, knowledge and overall, balance”.

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AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise