Deep-water Lerwick Harbour is ready-made to service the renewable energy sector’s windfarm developments, offshore and onshore, with facilities, capability and Shetland’s experienced supply chain in place, thanks to more than 50 years of meeting the high standards and requirements established by the oil & gas industry.
The port’s continuing evolution as a modern hub for the offshore industry simultaneously positions it as a service centre for windfarm activity.
An experienced, skilled and knowledgeable supply chain, delivering project support, logistics, engineering and fabrication, is in place.
Lerwick’s long track-record includes receiving large-scale components for storage, final assembly, commissioning and mobilisation for onward shipment to oil & gas fields.
It is particularly suited for supporting floating windfarm projects, an area where growing Government and industry interest is increasing attention on what the harbour provides.
The deep-water berths, heavy-lift infrastructure and extensive quaysides for large-scale projects are tried-and-tested.
The port offers field operators a base to manage work scopes within efficient transfer distances to wind farms in northern waters. For example, Marine Scotland’s plan for offshore wind energy and Crown Estate Scotland’s Scotwind Leasing includes acreage east of Shetland for windfarm development.
It has already supported delivery of materials for Shetland’s onshore energy projects and windfarms.
The Port Authority’s plans for an Ultra-Deep Water Quay at Dales Voe Base will be a game-changer for both the offshore industry and renewables, allowing large floating structures to be transferred directly to the quayside, supporting preparation for installation and maintenance.
We are a strategic partner supporting the ORION Clean Energy Project (Opportunity for Renewables Integration with Offshore Networks) to transform the Shetland region into a centre for secure and affordable energy. Participation in the ORION Project dovetails with the Authority’s commitment and actions to reduce carbon emissions across all its operations and facilitate development of clean energy sources.
The Port Authority is a member of the DeepWind supply chain cluster representing the industry in Scotland and focusing on deeper water developments.Find out more