Peterhead Port Authority is fully committed to attracting business from the emerging renewables sector and is working with strategic partners in the Peterhead area to offer an outstanding service to this market.
Peterhead Port Authority is geographically exceptionally well placed, operates 24/7 and provides essential support including
Berthing is quick and efficient and the port has extensive experience of servicing vessels for the subsea sector.
- Experienced and qualified personnel
- Full pilotage
- Radar and radio monitoring
- Weather forecasts
- Berth requests
The new Smith Quay, which opened for business in October 2010, has a 180-metre berth, and can take vessels with up to a 10-metre draft. The unique selling point, however, is the 16,000 square metres of working area ideally suited to both the offshore and onshore renewables sectors.
The port sits at the north end of the 30-mile Energetica corridor, which runs to Peterhead from Bridge of Don in the south and from Aberdeen Airport in the west.
More than 470 offshore installations, 5,000 wells, 10,000-14,000 km of pipeline and 15 inshore terminals may also require decommissioning in the next 20 years.
Through the Peterhead Energy Hub, the town offers not only excellent port facilities but also access to development land now being actively marketed to attract engineering and component manufacturing and fabrication.
Peterhead is working closely with research and development agencies, businesses offering cutting-edge technology and those with international services activity to ensure that the skills base developed within the subsea sector transfers to both the renewables and decommissioning marketplace.
For more information about the Port of Peterhead's renewables service, contact Stephen Paterson or Carolyn Maniukiewicz.
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