About Port of Cromarty Firth

The Port of Cromarty Firth is a leading Trust Port and a powerhouse of the Highland economy. We have served the region and Scotland for over four decades, generating £275 million annually to the economy and supporting the high value and exciting employment in the area. Our priority continues to be balancing economic, social and environmental sustainability to develop, improve and safeguard the Cromarty Firth on behalf of our stakeholders.

Our success to date has been achieved by embracing new industries and enhancing our infrastructure, to capitalise on opportunities and growth markets. Based on the natural, deep sheltered waters of the Cromarty Firth, our modern facilities allow us to have a highly diverse business portfolio based around an ‘Open Port’ philosophy, targeted towards our primary sectors – offshore wind, cruise, oil & gas and green hydrogen.

The Port of Cromarty Firth is at the heart of a green energy revolution and there is nowhere in the country better placed to take advantage of this seismic shift in energy generation. The Cromarty Firth has supported more offshore wind projects than any other Scottish location, with this track record of success established through modern port infrastructure, a world-class supply chain and a highly skilled workforce.

Our port has grown into one of Scotland’s busiest cruise ports, acting as a gateway to the Highlands for the region’s tourism sector. We continue to support the oil and gas industry in their managed transition to a net-zero future and are a leading facility for the inspection, repair and maintenance of oil and gas drilling rigs and subsea engineering projects.

A leading Scottish Port

We are uniquely positioned to play a leading role in Scotland’s journey to a green economic recovery and are at the forefront of Opportunity Cromarty Firth a collaborative initiative made up of private, public and academic partners, exploring the opportunity to create a strategic renewable energy hub.

Achieving this ambition would unlock a sustainable pipeline of supply chain opportunities and bring high-value employment to the region. These opportunities are primarily linked to offshore renewables, including offshore wind, floating offshore wind and green hydrogen, with the Cromarty Firth at the heart of a host of future multi-billion pound offshore renewable energy projects.

Our commitment to the Highland economy and local communities was recognised at the 2020 Maritime UK Awards where we were named Business of the Year and Coastal Powerhouse. We were the sole Scottish winners at these prestigious awards, a key barometer of success in the UK’s £46.1 billion maritime industry.

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