Turner & Townsend to support re-development of Ardersier Port

Ardersier Port, Scotland -  image: Haventus

Turner & Townsend is to support the re-development of Ardersier Port, near Inverness in Scotland.

The company will continue working as strategic project and commercial management advisor to port owner, Haventus, as the project moves into the construction delivery phase following the recent financial investment decision and secured funding for the re-development of the port.

After an initial investment of £300m from energy investment firm Quantum Capital Group in 2023, Haventus has secured a further £100m joint credit facility from the Scottish National Investment Bank and UK Infrastructure Bank. 

As the UK’s largest brownfield port, which is located around 14 miles east of Inverness, the site will continue to be redeveloped to enable the deployment of offshore wind installations to the North Sea. 

This will include capability for large scale manufacturing and assembly, and logistics, storage and marshalling of offshore wind components. 

Alongside this, the port’s regeneration will help boost the surrounding economy by using local supply chains where possible, creating homegrown jobs during construction and operation, as well as assisting the UK on its journey to net zero.

Turner & Townsend has been working closely with Haventus from the early stages of the project, delivering project and commercial management and project controls services. 

The consultancy will undertake the role of commercial and project management strategic advisor to Haventus as well as provide overall project assurance and coordination of the phase 1 programmes. 

This all sits alongside the business’ provision of full risk management services and ongoing strategic advice.

Turner & Townsend infrastructure director, Scotland, Steven Jackson. Said: “The renewable energy sector is an area of huge growth and opportunity for the UK; and the regeneration of the port will play a vital role in enabling Scotland to meet its net-zero aspirations. 

“This appointment strengthens our longstanding experience in delivering Scottish infrastructure and we are excited to be involved in regenerating the port to its former glory.” 


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