Skip to content

Ardersier Port

Our first site

Our first facility is under development at Ardersier, located near Inverness in Scotland. Ardersier Port will provide Scotland’s largest facility on the North Sea coast for deploying and servicing offshore wind installations.

Ardersier Port is an energy transition facility offering deployment solutions across the entire value chain, from manufacturing to storage and integration.

With first rate access via sea and road to more than 450 acres of working space, including a naturally sheltered harbour, Ardersier Port offers a prime location for optimised and efficient operations.

The 450-acre site is accessed via an initial >650 metres of quay, with a further 1 kilometre of quay development forming the centrepiece of the site’s future expansion. The facility will be key to deploying offshore wind projects over the next decade and an important enabler  to Scotland achieving net zero by 2045.

Ardersier Port is a designated tax site within the Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport area. This status unlocks various tax and customs incentives and benefits for businesses establishing facilities in the Green Freeport area.

Ardersier Port – a 450 acre offshore wind deployment site
Ardersier Port – a 450 acre offshore wind deployment site
1
2
3
4
5
  • Situated in the Moray Firth, Ardersier Port offers a natural sheltered harbour with easy access to the North Sea. The 160 metre wide channel will be dredged to 12.4m CD.

  • Enabling access to the full onshore site, initial development will see construction of a 659m Quay Wall, including RoRo access and a 420m main Quay capable of accommodating multiple berths. Associated quayside will be constructed, with a loadbearing capacity of 25t/m2.

  • Ideal for marshalling with advantaged access to the quayside, this space of up to 200 acres has a load bearing capacity well in excess of 10t/m2.

  • The eastern end of the main site, provides around 150 acres ideal for assembly, storage and manufacturing.

  • Future development provides the opportunity to build an additional >1km of Quay Wall to be developed based on the requirements of future clients.

1/1
Redeveloping Ardersier Port

The needs of offshore wind developers and supply chain influence every aspect of Ardersier Port’s development.

From the depth, width and navigability of the harbour channel, to the onshore logistics requirements and load-bearing capacity of the quayside, every detail has been planned and designed to optimise offshore wind deployment.

Scheduled to open in the second half of 2025, the animation below provides a glimpse into the future of Scotland’s largest dedicated offshore wind facility.

Marine information

Download spec sheet
Entrance width (m) 160
Access channel width (m) 160
Access channel depth (m CD) 12,4
Landside area (acres) 350
Quay length (m) >650m including 420m main quay and 80m Ro/Ro capable berth
Quayside bearing capacity (t/m2) 25
Landside bearing capacity (t/m2) >10
  • 150t removable bollards
  • Green Freeport tax site designation

Notice to Mariners

Notice to Mariners No 04/24

PDF 204.2 KB

Notice to Mariners No 03/24

PDF 267.0 KB

Notice to Mariners No 02/24

PDF 61.4 KB

Notice to Mariners No 01/24

PDF 60.0 KB

Latest Port Image 1

Site capabilities

Ardersier Port offers comprehensive capabilities to offshore wind developers and the supply chain.

Manufacturing and assembly

Long-term land leases and utilities for associated energy transition manufacturing and assembly of wind foundations, turbines and components.

Integration

Depths, weightbearing and scale to enable integration of turbines onsite.

Marshalling

Collection, storage and vertical assembly of towers and turbine components.

Storage

Provision of dry and wet storage for assembled foundations and turbines.

Operations & maintenance

Flexible service arrangements and dedicated space for O&M activity.

Services

Haventus offers a range of services for our customers, providing the flexibility to access advantaged preferred supplier arrangements or to use a service supplier of the customer’s choice.

 

  • Marine logistics: our experienced pilot and tug teams safely support your logistics requirements in and around the harbour channel and statutory harbour authority area.

 

  • Quayside: Our preferred supplier can provide a full range of lifting and integration solutions.

 

  • Manufacturing, assembly and light industrial: across the facility, our preferred supplier relationships offer solutions across the value chain, from fabrication and welding, to painting and electrical work.

For detailed information on Ardersier Port’s technical specifications, please see the Marine Information section.