Haventus Limited is to be established as the owner of Ardersier Port, which is a 450-acre industrial site located to the east of Inverness, Scotland and one of the largest brownfield ports in the UK.
Create a transition facility that builds on Ardersier’s proud history, supports the Highlands economy, and contributes to the UK’s offshore wind energy targets and decarbonisation priorities.
Ardersier Port is a significant regeneration project for the local economy and builds on the site’s proud history. We will create and enable thousands of direct and indirect jobs and re-skilling opportunities in the community across industries related to the energy transition, including construction, offshore wind and decommissioning.
From the 1970s, for nearly thirty years, Ardersier Port operated as a McDermott oil and gas fabrication yard. Thousands of local people were employed at the facility until it closed in 2001.
Today, Haventus, led by CEO Lewis Gillies has an ambitious long-term vision: to transform the site into a nationally significant energy transition facility, catering for offshore wind and decommissioning of energy assets.
Ardersier has secured an initial £300m investment by Quantum Energy Partners to accelerate the port’s redevelopment. Quantum is a leading global provider of private capital to businesses powering today’s sustainable energy ecosystem. Over 25 years, it has managed more than $20 billion in capital commitments and developed deep expertise in the Scottish offshore wind market.
Ardersier Port will provide a key facility in delivering the UK’s 50GW offshore wind energy target by 2030, and is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a global hub for renewable energy in Scotland. Our unparalleled scale and location mean that over time, we can diversify Ardersier’s activities to include more industries related to the energy transition, including renewable energy fabrication.
In the long term, Ardersier holds the potential to create a circular economy manufacturing model that supports the UK’s energy security and decarbonisation priorities.