North Sea Off-shore Wind is Budding Market Driving Growth Opportunities in Energy Sector

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A leading service and support hub for the energy sector, Montrose Port Authority, has announced that it will support its first project within the offshore renewable sector with new capabilities. Montrose Port is participating in the offshore wind project of Hywind Scotland in association with NorSea Group (UK) Ltd, which is a subsidiary of the Norwegian logistics company NorSea Group AS. The campaign that lasted four weeks comprised of five port calls. Post loading chain and mooring equipment to the vessel, it them delivered the mooring systems designed to support in the Borth Sea the floating windfarm project of Statoil.

The components of the project were assembled before shipping, at NorSea’s Group Base in Stord Norway and later shipped to the offshore project. This offshore project was located 14 miles to the east of Peterhead. The five wind turbines for the mooring systems were stored in Montrose Port. NorSea has acted in its capacity of onshore management contractor to handle and load the mooring systems, throughout the campaign, by making use of local expertise from Montrose-based Whyte Cargo Handlers and Chainco. As per the chief executive at Montrose Port Authority, the North Sea offshore wind is a growing market and will drive growth opportunities in the energy sector.

Walter Robertson, MD of NorSea Group (UK) Ltd, said that they were delighted to secure this project and nominated Montrose Port Authority because they have quayside storage capacity and good working relationships with the local supply chain in the port and around the port.

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