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  • 12 December 2018

    The MV Horizon Geobay has completed the 2018 site investigation campaign on the Inch Cape offshore wind farm at the Outer Firth of Tay and Firth of Forth, Scotland.

  • 11 January 2010

    The go-ahead has been given for a major expansion of offshore wind power in the seas around Scotland. The Crown Estate, a UK government agency, has granted offshore wind rights for energy companies in the Moray Firth and the Firth of Forth. It is believed the development could lead to 1,000 new turbines generating nearly […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The towing operation of the cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways to Inchgreen, Greenock on the Firth of Clyde has kicked off. Lysblink Seaways ran aground north of the Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland, on February 18th. “The tow will, where possible, take advantage of sheltered waters and will move through the Sound […]

  • 8 May 2011

      With the advancement of ground-breaking innovation in the renewable marine energy industry, the Cromarty Firth Port Authority has had the opportunity to demonstrate that everything is possible and there is nothing that cannot be achieved via the facilities in the Cromarty Firth. For many years, the Cromarty Firth has been recognised worldwide as a […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging vessels and tugs have been launched this week ahead of the £25m Port of Cromarty Firth expansion at Invergordon. The expansion project will see the Port of Cromarty Firth reclaim nine acres of land from the sea and create an additional deep water berth. Dredging will start at the west of the existing Queens […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Renewable tidal energy sufficient to power about half of Scotland could be harnessed from a single stretch of water off the north coast of the country, engineers say. Researchers have completed the most detailed study yet of how much tidal power could be generated by turbines placed in the Pentland Firth, between mainland Scotland and […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Denmark-registered Parida, laden with radioactive concrete waste, which had lost power and was adrift south east of Wick, Scotland, is currently anchored close to the entrance of the Cromarty Firth, The Inverness Courier reports. Parida was towed to the Cromarty Firth by the Pacific Champion. Strong currents were carrying the drifting vessel towards the Beatrice Alpha […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced a £4 million grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for the development of a new deepwater quayside at the Port of Cromarty Firth – bringing the total redevelopment project to £25 million. The 35 acre Invergordon Service Base, operated by the Port of Cromarty Firth, has been close […]

  • 8 May 2011

      With the advancement of ground-breaking innovation in the renewable marine energy industry, the Cromarty Firth Port Authority has had the opportunity to demonstrate that everything is possible and there is nothing that cannot be achieved via the facilities in the Cromarty Firth. For many years, the Cromarty Firth has been recognised worldwide as a […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Drace Infraestructuras UK Ltd is undertaking seabed preparation work for the installation of a meteorological mast for the Moray Offshore Renewables Limited (MORL) offshore wind farms. This work is being undertaken in support of the development of The Crown Estate Round 3 Zone 1 offshore wind licensing on the outer Moray Firth off the East […]

  • 8 September 2006

    DOLPHINS, which have been observed playing in the waters off St Andrews Bay, could hold the key to whether ship to ship oil transfers can be diverted away from the Firth of Forth. Warnings that the waters off the Fife coast were at risk of a potentially devastating oil spill followed fast in the wake […]

  • 8 February 2010

    A drilling rig is expected to complete its journey from a firth in the Scottish Highlands to the Falkland Islands in the next few weeks. The Ocean Guardian has been under tow by a tug since late November when it left Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth.

  • 20 January 2014
    Research & Development

    Renewable tidal energy sufficient to power about half of Scotland could be harnessed from a single stretch of water off the north coast of the country, engineers say. Researchers have completed the most detailed study yet of how much tidal power could be generated by turbines placed in the Pentland Firth, between mainland Scotland and […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development

    The Scottish Government has launched a consultation, led by Scottish Natural Heritage, on establishing five new offshore Special Protection Areas (SPAs). The proposals cover more than 18,000 square kilometres (7,000 square miles) of sea and furthers existing protection for local seabirds and their habitats. Four of the SPAs are located solely in Scottish waters, including […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Cromarty Firth has signed a contract with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd, the developer of a 950MW offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, which will use the port as an intermediate one during the project construction. 

  • 27 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Cromarty Firth has signed a contract with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd, the developer of a 950MW offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, which will use the port as an intermediate one during the project construction. 

  • 27 November 2013
    Authorities & Government, Storage

    Angus Council yesterday issued planning consent in principal for the onshore infrastructure required for Phase 1 of Seagreen Wind Energy’s Firth of Forth Offshore Wind Zone. This includes 19km of onshore underground cables, which will transmit power from a landfall location at South Carnoustie on the Angus Coast to the existing electricity substation at Tealing, […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Cluff Natural Resources has announced an initial JORC resource estimate of 335 million tonnes of coal of which 247 million tonnes is measured and indicated, within its 100% owned Kincardine Licence in the Firth of Forth, Scotland. This initial resource estimate is a key step towards building the UK’s first deep offshore Underground Coal Gasification […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations in the vicinity of Nigg Dock and Nigg South Quay started yesterday, the Port of Cromarty Firth announced in its latest Notice to Mariners. The multi-cat vessel UKD Seahorse will be carrying out plough dredging in these areas for a period of 21 days. The trailing suction hopper dredger UKD Bluefin will arrive around 28th […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Environment, Ports & Logistics

    Plans to turn a former oil fabrication yard in Scottish Ardersier into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind have faced their first hurdle. Namely, the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has voiced their protest against the development saying that the proposal raises natural heritage issues of national importance relating to nationally and internationally important designated sites, […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Authorities & Government

    MeyGen has welcomed Scottish Government’s approval of the 86MW tidal energy project located in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth off the north coast of Caithness, home to one of Europe’s greatest tidal resources. Ed Rollings, Environment & Consents Manager of MeyGen, commented: “The award of this consent is the culmination of over 4 years […]

  • 8 March 2006

    Campaigners have stepped up their fight against plans to transfer large quantities of oil between ships in the Firth of Forth.