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Montrose Port: Operations & Maintenance Base for Inch Cape

In February 2022, Inch Cape Offshore Limited selected Montrose as the future operations and maintenance (O&M) base for its offshore wind farm - which will see up to 72 turbines located 15km off the Angus Coast.

The wind farm, owned by Red Rock Power and ESB, will create an initial £5.2 million investment and more than 50 long-term skilled jobs during its lifetime.

Inch Cape applied to the UK Government for a long-term energy contract in its ‘Contracts for Difference’ allocation round which it secured in July 2022. This has triggered the 18-month £multi-million investment programme into Montrose Port. The Inch Cape team’s focus now moves to the contracting of key work packages.

Initial work at Montrose’s South Quay will begin in 2023 with the construction of offices and a warehouse. A dedicated pontoon for crew transfer vessels will also be constructed along with the installation of dockside cranes and a communications mast, with the latest technologies in vessel fuelling being considered as an additional investment.

Port key facts:
59 acre
port estate
berth depth:
internal space
open storage space

Construction begins 2023

We expect to see the works completed and the base operational by early 2025 to coincide with the commissioning of the first turbines at the offshore wind farm. Once fully operational, the Inch Cape O&M base at Montrose will support up to 56 direct, full-time equivalent, long-term jobs including turbine technicians, asset managers and office staff.

We are proud to be able to champion Montrose and our wider Angus region as a stronghold for green energy by welcoming Inch Cape to our growing offshore wind portfolio and to see the job creation that the project brings to Montrose.

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