Scotland has nearly a quarter of Europe's offshore wind potential and Aberdeen Harbour's experience, infrastructure, location and supply chain reinforces the city's position to reach government and industry targets to reduce carbon-based energy sources and emissions. More than 50 years of investment in technology and skills as a result of oil and gas activity means the region can be a major contributor to delivering net zero.
Our South Harbour will provide the space-hungry renewable industry with much needed facilities to support the development and maintenance of offshore windfarms. Our 1,400 meters of quayside and dedicated heavy-lift zones can accommodate the sub-structures, nacelles, towers, platforms and cables associated with the industry, and the tidally unrestricted, deep-water port will be able to support the marine fleet, including jack-up installation vessels.
To understand more about our capabilities, and how we can support your renewables projects, please contact our Commercial Manager.
The energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables is moving at pace, and the process for Scotland to become carbon neutral by 2045 represents a significant opportunity for Aberdeen - and its port - to be at the leading edge of climate change activity in the UK, competing globally for investment and business.
The creation of an Energy Transition Zone - a global integrated cluster on land adjacent to our new South Harbour - will be a hub for the widest range of innovative projects already underway in the region and in the planning pipeline: this includes offshore and floating wind, and the emerging fields of tidal, hydrogen and solar energy. We are working with organisations including Opportunity North East, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, Oil & Gas UK and the British Ports Association to leverage the economic potential of our £350 million investment, and put the port at the centre of a game-changing facility.
We will be a key partner in the development of a hydrogen economy in Aberdeen. With the transferrable oil and gas expertise in the region, and growing capacity for renewable energy generation, there is a clear opportunity for us to be a hydrogen hub at the forefront of a competitive hydrogen eocnomy, and use our infrastructure to support the growth of the sector.
To find out more about Aberdeen's hydrogen strategy and its potential to significantly reduce the region's carbon emissions, visit H2 Aberdeen.