MONTROSE Port has strengthened its case for picking up work linked to oil and gas decommissioning activity in the North Sea, writes Scott Wright.

The port’s capability for handling larger vessels, including general cargo ships and vessels involved in decommissioning, has been enhanced following a £5.2 million upgrade.

Details of the project, which will strengthen and deepen two quayside berths, will be unveiled by Montrose Port Authority (MPA) at the Breakbulk Europe expo in Antwerp next week. The upgrade builds on £15m of investment that has been made to improve the port’s facilities in recent years.

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MPA chief executive Nik Scott-Gray said: “We see decommissioning as being a major growth sector over the coming years and this is why we are investing in our infrastructure to make Montrose an attractive option for companies working in this sector.”