Zero-C Offshore joins Opportunity Cromarty Firth
Zero-C Offshore, the company developing a next generation of British-flagged and owned ultra-low emissions heavy lift vessels for the offshore wind farm sector has become the latest member of the Opportunity Cromarty Firth
Zero-C Offshore said its project to build a zero-emission capable floating foundation installation vessel was “perfectly aligned” with the aims of OCF, as well as its own mission of “spearheading the growth of UK-led clean shipping” in the sector. The company also added that the Cromarty Firth was “already synonymous” with the industry, with the extra-large jacket foundations being marshalled at the Global Energy Group’s deep-water Port of Nigg facility.
A spokesman for Zero-C Offshore said, “We are delighted to have become a member of Opportunity Cromarty Firth and are excited to be working with the consortium in its bid to secure Green Freeport status. The Cromarty Firth is an ideal location for the manufacture, staging and deployment of wind farm foundations and other elements for the numerous wind farm projects planned around the coast of #Britain. We hope to make our fleet a feature of this ambitious initiative”
Commenting on the UK’s ambitious targets for offshore wind power generation, Steve Chisholm of Global Energy Group, added: “We are very pleased to welcome Zero–C Offshore to the OCF consortium – the need for the next generation heavy lift vessels they are set to deliver is crucial in achieving government milestones for offshore wind deployment and net-zero.”