Proudly doing our part for Scotland’s energy transition

Montrose has always played an important role in the energy supply chain, and as the industry has changed, the port has also adapted.

With our Eco Port status, we have been focusing not only on contributing to Scotland’s energy transition but also on our own contributions as a trust port organisation aiming for Net Zero (link to Environmental/Net Zero page).

We are now known as a major operations and maintenance hub for the North Sea renewable energy sector due to our prime location on the North East Coast and accessible transport links both north and south.

As the largest chain and anchor port in Europe and with our award-winning safety standards, Montrose provides 24/7 marine operations, 365 days a year, ideal for service and operations vessels for developing offshore renewable projects in wind, solar and tidal.

Renewables Keyfacts
Port key facts:
59 acre
port estate
berth depth:
internal space
open storage space
Key highlights:
  • Largest chain and anchor port in Europe
  • 59-acre estate operating both South and North quay
  • 24/7/365 operation
  • Deep water berths up to 8m
  • 1,000m2 quayside
  • Well placed geographically: Minimum distance to North Sea wind farms, Crown Estate Scotland’s future ZeroFour site, major road and rail networks.
  • Economical portside leasing opportunities
  • Trust Port framework
  • Marlin SmartPort technology
  • Permitted development rights (don’t need planning permission)
  • 3 x heavy lift pads @ 15 tonnes per m2
  • Accessible transport links by rail and road
  • Sheltered berthing
  • Expertise of local companies
  • Adaptable and bespoke infrastructure for tenants (e.g. exclusive pontoon/jetty addition for partner and new communications mast)
  • Circular economy with repurposed building and communication mast.
  • Storage and quayside facilities
  • Ambitions to be the greenest port in Scotland

Shore power

We are currently in the process of installing shore power at our Port, the first Scottish port to provide it for customers working in the offshore energy sector.

The project is called Plug Montrose and is a 50/50 joint venture set up between Montrose Port Authority and Plug Shore Power Ltd where an electricity supply is given to vessels at berth, allowing them to switch off their engines and reduce emissions.

Pictured above are Maria Bos, CEO of Plug Shore Power Ltd and Tom Hutchison, CEO of Montrose Port Authority

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In 2019, Montrose was chosen as the onshore Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base for the new 1,075MW 114-turbine Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm being built 27km off the Angus coast - a £3bn joint venture between TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables.
This 25 year commitment from Seagreen ensures outgoing investment and redevelopment of our existing facilities in line with our remit as a Trust Port. It also demonstrates our consistently flexible approach and long term diversification strategy, as well as offering an outstanding opportunity for the local supply network.
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Montrose’s reputation for wind energy was further bolstered by the announcement in 2022 that it had been selected to also be the Operations and Maintenance base of the planned Inch Cape Wind Farm.
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ISO Accreditations

Safety is the top priority for us at Montrose, which is why we committed to enhancing our safety further by gaining our certifications for ISO 45001:2018 Health & Safety Management and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management.

The Route to Net Zero

Our contribution to a greener future
Montrose Port has been doing what we can to contribute to Scotland’s Net Zero targets and the circular economy.
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As a Trust Port we are driven to develop our offering to benefit our community of stakeholders both now and for future generations to come. We have already started to see the benefits offshore wind can bring to our regional economy and we are proud to be championing Montrose and the wider Angus region as a bastion for green energy.
Tom Hutchison
CEO, Montrose Port Authority

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