A Forfar company has announced its plans to create a new logistics hub in Dundee to support offshore windfarms in the North East.
Oilfield Machinery said its East Coast Centre for Energy Logistics (ECCEL) will be located in the Port of Dundee where a new £10million heavy lift quayside is being developed by port owners Forth Ports.
Spring-boarding OilMac’s heavy lift division OM Heavy Lift into the offshore wind sector, the centre will be supported by transport consultants Collett & Sons and fabrication specialists Motive Offshore.
The hub combines the heavy lift facilities and laydown space at the port with dedicated engineering services and has been created to meet the needs of offshore wind farms.
Clients can benefit from heavy lift, light fabrication, self-propelled modular transporters and haulage support.
Operations are due to start next year, with the creation of four jobs.
Alex Fyfe, managing director of OilMac, said: “The hub’s location, together with its collective capabilities and expertise, offers east coast wind farms a range of low-cost solutions for marshalling, staging, assembly and load-out operations.
“ECCEL’s launch is hugely positive for the broader offshore wind sector.
“We have significant sector knowledge which will allow us to succeed in this industry.”
Established in 2010, OilMac has specialised in buying, selling and brokering redundant and surplus oilfield equipment.
David Webster, port manager at the Port of Dundee, said he warmly welcomed OM Heavy Lifting and the logistics hub to the port.
He said: “This significant investment is further good news for Dundee and for the port.”