Offshore Renewables

Fraserburgh sits strategically placed at the entrance to the Moray Firth and hosts one of the strongest clusters in the UK of marine expertise.

This cluster has a long track record for its responsiveness and flexibility whilst being intrinsically connected to the world leading energy cluster around Aberdeen. Retaining a strong fishing fleet has helped sustain this varied service base. The local college holds an unparalleled reputation for providing skilled technicians and apprentices for the engineering and related skills supply chains which has contributed to a modernisation and diversification of the skills base and economy. This combination of the existing business base, the strength of the local energy supply chain coupled with the ability and capacity for skills transfer into the renewable energy supply chain gives Fraserburgh a competitive edge.

There have been several major investment projects in recent times which display a confidence about the economic future of the town, not least of which include a £23 million investment by North East Scotland College in their Fraserburgh campus and the £8million investment by Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners in the deepening of the north harbour basin.

Strategic Delivery Team:
The key partners of Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners, Aberdeenshire Council, North East Scotland College, Fraserburgh Development Trust and the business community through Fraserburgh Forward have initiated a dialogue to respond to and promote marine opportunities. This is being led by the Harbour Commissioners who would be happy to discuss any requirements with interested parties. Please contact either John Murison or Jill Smith through the contacts page.

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