Monday 17th October 2016
This was the 100th vessel to use the new deep water and upgraded quayside facilities at Nigg Energy Park this calendar year and it highlights the investment of over £47 million over the past two years is creating new business coming into the Cromarty Firth.
Nigg Energy Park, General Manager, Rory Gunn commented, “At this time last year we had had 68 vessel port calls at our new quayside and so to have this figure reach the 100 mark for the first time ever at this stage in the year is great news for us. I think there is no doubt that word is spreading that our world class facilities, marine support capabilities and provision of safe and efficient operations which are available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, ideally suit our Client’s needs, and I am hopeful that Nigg will become their Port of choice in the future.
Our investment in Nigg Energy Park came at a time when we faced the considerable downturn currently being experienced by the Oil and Gas industry. However, the transformation of our site, especially the upgraded quays and provision of deep water berths, have enabled us to better support our existing Client’s requirements, while also attracting opportunities from the emerging renewables market. This diversification is vital for the sustainability of the site and the number of vessels we are seeing at Nigg this year is clear evidence that this is the correct strategy to pursue. We are delighted that this is new business coming into the Cromarty Firth which helps to benefit the local community and economy.”
To mark this new milestone in Nigg Energy Park’s history, Rory Gunn presented Captain Rune Nilsen of the Scandi Skansen with a commemorative plaque in recognition of the vessel being the 100th to berth at Nigg Energy Park this year. The vessel has now completed its port call and continued its journey back out to the North Sea to continue operations.