The France-headquartered Ideol has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Port of Cromarty Firth in Scotland to cooperate for the floating offshore wind sector.
The agreement will see Ideol and its future local construction partners use the port’s land and firth berthing sites and cooperate towards further developing the facilities and infrastructure to establish a concrete hull serial manufacturing yard for incoming floating wind tenders.
“This partnership shows the vital manufacturing role the Port can play in the rapid expansion in renewable projects off Scotland’s shores. We have some of the best marine resources in the world and are in close proximity to around 14 of the 15 areas identified in the Crown Estate Scotland’s marine plan for offshore wind development,” said Port of Cromarty Firth CEO Bob Buskie.
“This agreement is a significant boost to the long-term future of the Port, Invergordon and the Highlands, as it looks to capitalise on the transformation of the energy market from oil and gas to renewables.”