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CIP joins Scottish port consortium

The Danish fund manager is expected to use the facilities at the Port of Cromary Firth for upcoming offshore wind projects while offering support to free port bids.

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With two upcoming projects in Scottish waters, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has joined an array of players to develop facilities at the Port of Cromary Firth, which will be the point of departure once the projects get underway, writes Renews.

Through its CI IV fund, CIP is developing the 100MW Pentland floating wind farm off the coast of Dounreay in Caithness, slated for completion in 2026 and by then the world’s biggest of its kind. The farm will consist of between 6 and 10 turbines, each with a capacity of 10-15MW.

Moreover, CIP has secured the rights to develop a 2.6GW floating wind farm with local partner SSE Renewables and Japanese conglomerate Marubeni as part of the most recent ScotWind leasing round.

”Projects such as Pentland and ScotWind along with those from future leasing rounds are highly likely to use the facilities in the Cromarty Firth. The area hosts several leading supply chain companies, as well as a locally skilled workforce and world-class port facilities,” says CIP partner Michael Hannibal, according to Renews.

The fund management company also supports advocacy initiative Opportunity Cromary Firth Green Free Port, which has also received backing from other players such as Ørsted, Ocean Winds, Falck Renewables, Fred. Olsen 1848, and Shell.

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