NIG, UK — Port of Nigg has unveiled its new deepwater East Quay, designed to service multiple large-scale energy projects simultaneously.
The facility, 225 m long and 50 m wide, extends the port’s deepwater quayside capacity to more than 1,200 m.
Boa Sub C is using the new quay to load out structures fabricated at Nigg for the oil and gas sector.
Rory Gunn, facilities director, said, “It will be a huge selling point for us when tendering for the next generation of floating offshore wind projects, with the additional deepwater quayside allowing us to do the fabrication and assembly of the floating hulls at the port’s South Quay area while the wind turbine integration onto the floating foundations is being conducted at the East Quay.”
The new investment, supported by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Government, complements the port’s Inner Dock Quay (240 m), South Quay (370 m), West Finger Quay (130 m long, 40m wide with a berth on either side and on the end) and terminal jetty (which offers 22 m LAT water depth).
There is also an extensive laydown area adjacent to the quay and within the 740,000-sq-m site, project offices for clients, onsite accommodation and services including mobile and crawler cranes, stevedoring and ships agency services.