Aberdeen is primed to become Europe’s energy transition capital, and our multi-million-pound port expansion will be at the heart of the development of high potential clean energy sectors, including offshore wind and green hydrogen. Our strong relationships across the private and public sectors, combined with our multi-million-pound investments and established Green Port strategy, propels Port of Aberdeen into being Scotland’s leading port for energy transition.
The expanded Port of Aberdeen will be a multi-use port, and South Harbour has been designed to accommodate larger ships and space-intensive industries such as offshore renewables. South Harbour is located within close proximity to current and future offshore windfarm sites, bringing customers and their supply chains closer to their projects. Couple this with the extensive and experienced supply chain on Port of Aberdeen’s doorstep, and you have the perfect combination in Aberdeen for renewable activities: capacity, location, and expertise.
With 70% of CO2 emissions in the port coming from vessels berthed alongside the quays, it is vital we work closely with our customers, port users and industry organisations to lead the drive for clean maritime at the port. We have recently been awarded £400,000 from the UK Government to fund a joint demonstration project with Connected Places Catapult to deliver shore power within our existing North Harbour. In addition, our partnership with bp and other stakeholders will identify and develop projects to reduce emissions and lower air and noise pollution from Port of Aberdeen.