Big Six utility backs new energy park plans at former Ayrshire coal terminal

Hunterston port, near Largs.
The former Clydeport  coal terminal at Hunterston, near Largs.

Plans for a new centre for manufacturing, logistics and energy on Scotland’s west coast have received support from a Big Six gas and electricity provider as its owners prepare the site for significant development.

Hunterston Port and Resource Centre is being developed by Peel Ports, which has appointed. E.ON to provide strategic support to assess the project’s viability and identifying a range options for providing efficient, secure and more sustainable sources of energy for customers locating on the Hunterston site.

E.ON will help Peel Ports  develop energy solutions for investors and operators on the site, with the potential for renewables facilities and innovative energy approaches.

The 200 acre site is expected to attract significant interest from energy-intensive industries looking to tap into cost competitive, on-site power.

6 Feb 2018

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