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Hunterston Marine Yard

A shovel-ready opportunity to invest in the recommissioning of one of Europe’s largest dry docks, Hunterston Marine Yard will provide much-needed capacity to the growing offshore wind farm industry.

Floating offshore wind

Focusing on the modernisation of a sizeable dry dock located next to a deep-water port, Hunterston Marine Yard will provide the capacity required for the UK’s fixed and floating wind farm industry. 

Floating offshore wind is expected to play a significant role in the growth of renewable energy. Scotland is now at the forefront of the development of the new technology for floating assets that can be used in deep-water seas to generate energy from wind.

The Marine Yard forms part of the wider Hunterston Port and Resource Centre (PARC) and is set over 88 acres of land. It boasts one of Europe’s largest dry docks as well as a quay facility.

Located on the North Ayrshire coast, 40 minutes from Glasgow, the site also benefits from on-site rail connectivity, significant grid connections and detailed planning permission.

Value £100 million

  • Industrial renewable energy

  • Equity investment

  • Located in Hunterston

The opportunity

The Marine Yard offers flexibility and choice to operators in marine construction, decommissioning and offshore renewable energy.

The yard is ideally suited to serve the UK’s north and west coasts. It benefits from multimodal connectivity with good road connections, as well as deep sea and rail terminal connectivity, providing direct access to Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Our vision includes full refurbishment of the marine yard, with signification investment in the installation of caisson gates, extending the quay side to 100 metres and increasing the draught to 10 metres.

Decommissioning presents significant opportunities for innovation, cost reduction and development of UK skills and capability.

Hunterston PARC also has many advantages over other sites used for decommissioning vessels and oil and gas structures in the UK. Its combination of deep-water, large drydock, rail, road and sea access, extensive available development land, and grid connections make it unique as a national infrastructure asset.

Hunterston PARC

Hunterston PARC offers you the unrivalled combination of space, facilities and connectivity for Scottish industry with energy at its heart. It offers infrastructure that enables efficient logistics and is ideally suited to:

  • Energy and power generation
  • Offshore manufacture
  • Recycling of energy assets
  • Vessel inspection and repair
  • Warehousing and office space
  • Aquaculture

Hunterston PARC’s vision is to bring together energy-intensive industries with low-cost onsite power and heat generation. It offers a unique opportunity to develop innovative, self-sustaining and cost-effective net zero operations aimed at supporting the delivery of Scotland’s 2045 climate change targets.

Alignment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

The Green Investment Portfolio support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  The projects in the portfolio support the goals below:

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