Nigg Energy Park hopes for long-term growth via the offshore wind sector. (Credit: Craig Wallace/Creative Commons) A port and fabrication yard in Scotland is planning to convert to green hydrogen as it looks to serve the carbon-conscious offshore wind sector. Global Energy Group’s (GEG) Nigg Energy Park has a storied history serving the oil and gas sector. But now it’s investing with offshore wind and other marine renewables in mind. The park will serve as the marshaling, storage and logistics base for the 1,075-megawatt Seagreen offshore wind farm, being developed by SSE and co-owned by French oil major Total. Now GEG is partnering with Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power to convert Nigg Energy Park to green hydrogen. “So we’ve made a first step, [and] probably in 10 years’ time, everyone will be doing it,” Tim Cornelius, CEO of GEG, said in an interview. “There’s a lot to be gained from being early adopters. That’s what we’re currently doing. And we’re taking a lot of this on board as lessons learned. It’s not necessarily driven by economic feasibility; it’s driven by a genuine want to be at the cutting edge of the ‘greenification’ of industrial processes." The facilities at Nigg have already […]


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