Global En­ergy Group new op­er­a­tor of Nigg jetty

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - BUSINESS - BY AL­LIS­TER THOMAS

Global En­ergy Group (GEG) will be­come op­er­a­tor of the Nigg Oil Ter­mi­nal jetty in a new agree­ment with Rep­sol Sinopec Re­sources UK (RSRUK).

RSRUK has been seek­ing re­use op­tions for the fa­cil­i­ties at the High­land oil ter­mi­nal which no longer re­ceives any through­put since pro­duc­tion ceased from the Beatrice field in the Mo­ray Firth.

Un­der the deal, the jetty will be op­er­ated by GEG as an ex­ten­sion to the Port of Nigg, which al­ready pro­vides deep­wa­ter ser­vices to the oil and gas, re­new­ables and wider en­ergy mar­kets.

RSRUK will con­tinue to op­er­ate the main oil ter­mi­nal, which is in the early stages of de­com­mis­sion­ing.

GEG will be re­spon­si­ble for de­com­mis­sion­ing li­a­bil­i­ties around the jetty.

Chair­man of GEG, Roy MacGre­gor, said: “The Nigg Jetty is a valu­able ad­di­tion to our fa­cil­i­ties.

“It not only in­creases our deep-wa­ter quay­side ca­pac­ity but en­ables us to con­sider bring­ing new business lines to the port, cre­at­ing fur­ther em­ploy­ment for the area.”

Trans­fer of the jetty’s op­er­a­tor­ship is ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of this year.

Ni­co­las Fou­cart, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer of RSRUK, said: “The trans­fer of the jetty will im­prove lo­cal in­dus­try ca­pa­bil­i­ties to sup­port emerg­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in the area, while Rep­sol Sinopec can fo­cus its ef­forts on safely and ef­fi­ciently de­com­mis­sion­ing the ter­mi­nal.”

Nigg Oil Ter­mi­nal Jetty is 35 miles from In­ver­ness

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