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Moray Offshore Renewables Limited (MORL) - onshore construction and works event

August 11, 2014 Conferences

Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) has recently been granted consent to construct 1116MW offshore wind generation infrastructure in the outer Moray Firth. A significant part of the project is the onshore transmission infrastructure, which will comprises ca. 34km of underground cabling and significant new electricity substation infrastructure, will be connected to the existing transmission grid at a proposed site south of New Deer, Aberdeenshire. Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and MORL are holding a supply chain workshop at the North East of Scotland College, Fraserburgh Campus on 19 August, specifically focussed on the onshore transmission infrastructure.

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Multi million investment for Port of Cromarty Firth

August 08, 2014 Funding

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has today (Friday 8 August) announced a £4 million grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for the development of a new deepwater quayside at the Port of Cromarty Firth – bringing the total redevelopment project to £25 million. The 35 acre Invergordon Service Base, operated by the Port of Cromarty Firth, has been close to capacity for many years and this funding sees an additional 9 acres of land reclaimed. The investment forms part of an ongoing programme by the Port and could support hundreds of jobs in the Highlands and Islands and across Scotland.

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Introduction

Offshore wind has the potential to attract billions of pounds of investment and create tens of thousands of highly skilled and sustainable jobs in Scotland.

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