Cromarty Firth gears up for wind

Nigg is part of Scotland's

Nigg is part of Scotland's "Moray Firth Cluster"

The Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA), which maintains a deep-water port alongside the Scottish town of Invergordon, is on the cusp of securing a financial package to overhaul its facilities for the Beatrice and Moray Firth offshore wind farms.

The CFPA, owned by the Scottish government but administered independently, is “expected” to unveil a £9m ($14.1m) package of bank loans, enough to push ahead with a £20m expansion project, according to The Scotsman.

The report comes less than two weeks after Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond announced that the Highland & Islands Enterprise development agency had signed “joint-working agreements” with four ports, with an eye towards securing financial commitments and work orders. The other three ports included were the Port of Ardersier, Kishorn Port Limited and Global Energy Nigg.

Both Nigg and Ardersier – the former also tucked Log in to read complete article.

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