SOWEC SIM announces Port of Nigg expansion program

The Strategic Investment Model (SIM) Working Group of the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Consortium (SOWEC) introduced the Port of Nigg West Deepwater Quay Expansion Project yesterday, as a pivotal initiative in Stage 2 of the SIM. photo

The project is set to extend the existing West Quay at Nigg, creating a new ultra-deep water berth with a 160m quay at a water depth of 22m Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT).

The expansion will result in a combined addition of 420m of quayside at Nigg, bringing the facility’s total quayside to 1,555m.

Also, the expansion includes the development of an expansive laydown and storage area spanning 46,860m2, featuring a ground loading capacity of 50mt/m2.

“The SIM was established to help deliver transformational growth within Scotland’s offshore wind supply chain through innovative collaboration between offshore wind and INTOG developers, the Scottish Government, enterprise agencies, and Crown Estate Scotland,” said Global Energy (Group) Limited.

Stage 2 focuses on ensuring that the shortlisted projects have the confidence to make Final Investment Decisions.