As one of Scotland’s most sheltered natural deep-water harbours, The Port of Inverness is a natural choice for the renewable energy industry. The port enjoys unrivalled accessibility to the Highlands and because of its sheltered location, offers almost guaranteed access irrespective of the weather.
The port offers renewables companies heavy load assembly and ample storage areas immediately adjacent to the quayside. The North Longman Quay has a dedicated heavy lift pad. The main entrance has been designed to accommodate turbine blades of up to 50m in length. Already the port has welcomed wind turbines for both the Corriemony and Rothes Extension Wind Farms. Both wind farm developers were keen to use the port’s open storage facilities that allows parts to be stored in a secure environment until ready to be shipped to the wind farm site thus minimising the need for on site storage.
As a result of its strategic geographical location, access from the port to the surrounding hinterland could not be easier – a direct link via Stadium Drive to the Longman Roundabout on the A9 gives both north and south access.