A pioneering floating wind project that’s on track to be among the world’s largest in service has positioned itself to use Scrabster Harbour on the far northern tip of Scotland as an O&M support base, in the latest move by a Scottish port to align for a renewables-led future.

The Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm development – which wants to have a 100MW array operating by 2026 – signed a memorandum of understanding with Scrabster Harbour Trust to work together on development of O&M services and facilities, as well as investigating the potential for construction support services and “major component change-out for floating wind turbines”.