An announcement is expected soon that the revitalised Nigg plant will soon be producing steel towers for the offshore wind energy sector. Owners, Global, bought the yard in 2011 and have since invested £45 million in a major upgrade. The site has already built the first turbinefor the world’s largest-planned wave energy park in the Pentland Firth. See:
This will be the second major development in Scotland’s development as a manufacturer of renewable energy plant and not just a location for its installation after the comparable revitalisation of the Kishorn Plant in Wester Ross to build the floating windfarms for the massive farm off the Kincardineshire coast. See:
We must hope this is just the beginning as Scotland begins to develop the infrastructure for renewable energy technology to be developed and built here and not simply imported and installed here.