For Immediate Release – Tuesday 25th January 2011
Attn: NEWS DESKS
Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has warmly welcomed the news that Global Energy Group has been named as preferred bidder for the Nigg Yard in Easter Ross.
Global, a leading energy industry service company with head offices in Aberdeen and Inverness, predicts redeveloping the yard could create in excess of 1,500 skilled jobs on the 238-acre site and deliver a huge, sustainable boost for the supply chain and local businesses.
Mr Gibson said that it was great to see a local firm get the nod.
Commenting he said:
“This is very welcome and is a step forward in engaging Nigg in the wider Scottish renewable revolution.
“Every part of the Highlands and Islands has a part to play in the renewable revolution and a fully functioning Nigg is a vital part of this. Today’s news makes that more of a possibility.
"I am glad to see a local firm with a proven international track record has been named the preferred bidder. Global Energy Group is a key economic player for the local and national economy.
“I hope that a speedy decision is made so that Nigg can start contributing to the green renewable future of Scotland and Europe. As it contributed to Scotland’s and Europe’s oil future in previous years.”