Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Scottish Enterprise (SE) and the British Ports Association (BPA) have launched a directory which provides technical information on Scottish ports active in offshore energy projects covering the oil and gas, decommissioning, subsea and renewable sectors.
The Scottish Energy Ports Capability Directory is said to provide businesses investing in Scotland with a searchable database allowing the users to examine and compare ports using a range of attributes.
The directory features 26 sites across Scotland with interests spanning the entire offshore energy sector, from marine renewables and offshore wind to oil and gas and decommissioning. The portal is said to provide accurate and updated port information and it is hosted and managed by the BPA.
“We already have some world class capabilities in and around our ports and harbours, enabling world leading offshore energy projects such as the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm and the MeyGen Tidal Array. This capability directory will further demonstrate the quality port and harbour sites in Scotland, helping to attract and accelerate investment opportunities,” Gavin MacKay, head of energy industries at HIE, said.
Participation in this directory is free, open to all Scottish ports, the developers said.
Allan McQuade, business infrastructure director at Scottish Enterprise said: “Scotland’s ports and harbours are fundamentally important to the success of our energy sector. Looking ahead, they will continue to play an instrumental role in helping Scotland capture an even bigger slice of the oil and gas, subsea, renewables and decommissioning markets. By developing this new portal in partnership with HIE and the BPA we aim to provide a one-stop-shop of Scotland’s port and harbour strengths and capabilities to help maximise growth opportunities and encourage new investment and jobs in Scotland.”