Time capsule marks St Andrew’s Day milestone for Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm

Montrose Port Authority and Seagreen Wind Energy Limited has marked St Andrew’s Day with the burial of a time capsule celebrating a major milestone in a development serving what will be Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm, 27 kilometres off the coast of Angus. Pupils from Ferryden Primary School were tasked with selecting items to be buried in the capsule and …

Renewables skills boost for local pupils with launch of new activity pack

School pupils across Angus and south Aberdeenshire are set to learn about the renewable energy industry blossoming on their doorstep thanks to a new activity pack created by a North-east port in association with one of Scotland’s biggest wind projects. Montrose Port Authority created the activity pack with the backing of Seagreen Wind Energy which is a joint venture between …

New decommissioning facility to be established in Montrose

A leading metals processing company has announced plans to construct a new dedicated decommissioning facility at Montrose Port for offshore oil and gas infrastructure which has reached the end of its service life, to help meet demand for the service in the North Sea. John Lawrie Metals Ltd has signed a 12-year lease with Montrose Port for the decommissioning site …

Contract awarded for new pontoon at Montrose Port to service Scotland’s biggest wind farm

Montrose Port Authority has awarded a contract to a Moray firm for the supply and installation of a new pontoon to service the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm. The port has awarded the work to Inland & Coastal Marina Systems UK Ltd, based in Lossiemouth. The work will see a new 30m pontoon installed at the port to allow crew vessels …

Another Montrose business benefitting from Seagreen

As work continues at pace on the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at Montrose Port for the Seagreen offshore wind farm, local businesses are starting to feel the benefit of the project. One such contractor is Harry Maiden Ltd, steel fabricators based in the town and which was tasked with installing the metal framework of the new O&M building – …

Trailblazing mariner encouraging girls to consider a career at sea

A trailblazing Angus mariner is encouraging other young women to consider a life at sea and says the days of women being unwelcome onboard vessels are long forgotten. Fiona Scrimgeour, 38, grew up near Kirriemuir, and went on to sail ships of all sizes across some of the most expansive, and treacherous, seas in the world, and now sits on …

Local contractor Pert-Bruce awarded Seagreen contract at Montrose Port

A Montrose construction firm with its roots in the local area going back five generations has been appointed by SSE Renewables to carry out the works on the Seagreen wind farm operations and maintenance base to be located at Montrose Port.  Pert-Bruce Construction were awarded the prestigious contract in October and will start on site this week. Located at the …

Montrose Port Authority Welcomes New Board Members

Montrose Port Authority has welcomed a new Chairman, Vice-Chairman and two Board members as it looks to build upon recent successes and pursue its long-term diversification strategy for the future. Current Vice-Chair Peter Stuart will take the reins from outgoing Chairman John Carmichael who is retiring after 11 years on the Board, three of which were spent as Chair. Peter …