Aberdeenshire-based Oilfield Machinery (OilMac) is planning to invest in the Port of Dundee in Scotland, as part of plans to transform it into a centre serving the North Sea offshore wind and oil & gas sectors.
OilMac plans to kick off the port’s makeover with a new facility located on Prince Charles Wharf, which is currently being developed by local player Forth Ports with a £10m ($13m) investment.
OilMac, which is predominantly engaged in buying and selling redundant and surplus equipment, has also purchased a 170-tonne crawler crane, which it aims to use for vessel mobilisation, oil and gas and renewables activities, it said.
“This is the first step in our strategic investment in Dundee. We firmly believe that the Port is ideally placed to service the increasing demands of emerging North Sea sectors, including the growing decommissioning and offshore wind industries,” said Alex Fyfe, managing director at OilMac.
“Collaboration is key in this next era for the North Sea, and we look forward to working with the Port of Dundee and its associated companies, as it works to become a centre of decommissioning excellence.”
David Webster, manager at the Port of Dundee, added: “The Port is already recognised as a hub for the oil and gas sector and we regularly see large rigs docked for maintenance and project preparation.
“The Port is also undergoing a major multi-million pound investment programme to ensure that we are well positioned and ready to attract future decommissioning work in the sector.”
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