17 April 2018
Port of Cromarty Firth has welcomed their 700th rig. The West Phoenix arrived on Sunday 8th April 2018 and is scheduled to stay for around 2 months whilst work is done on her thrusters. The first rig to come into the Port was on the 15th February 1978, more than 40 years ago.
Port of Cromarty Firth is home to a number of world class companies with the ability to undertake rig inspection, repair and maintenance work. This and the Port’s sheltered deep waters make it one of Europe’s leading Ports for these activities.
Captain Calum Slater, General Manager at the Port of Cromarty Firth, commented “Welcoming our 700th rig is a tremendous landmark. It is testament to the skills of the people who work in the Firth and the service they have provided to rig owners for decades. The fact that our 700th visit is for repair work rather than storage highlights the positive signs we are seeing from the North Sea. We expect more rigs to leave the Firth this year and return to work, which is good news for the industry and the people working within it.”