Forth Ports welcomes Wood Mackenzie research paper recommending Net Zero Hub status for Firth of Forth

Dylan MacdonaldForth Ports

Wood Mackenzie, the leading Energy Research & Consultancy, has this morning (Tuesday 17 August 2021) published a research paper recommending that the Firth of Forth become a Net Zero hub for Scotland. Find the full Wood Mackenzie report and press release here: Firth of Forth net-zero hub key to achieving climate goals | Wood Mackenzie.

Forth Ports owns a number of the ports on the Forth Estuary including at Grangemouth, Leith and Rosyth and has welcomed the Wood Mackenzie paper.

Charles Hammond OBE, Group CEO at Forth Ports, said:

“Wood Mackenzie’s report and conclusions are timely and incisive. At Forth Ports, our vision is to create a Greenport ‘Hub’ and ‘Green Growth Corridor’ at the heart of Scotland that delivers a just and practical energy transition to meet the UK and Scottish Governments’ Net Zero and Energy Transition targets.

“We want to collaborate with the whole of Team Scotland to create new, high quality green energy jobs that will enhance Scotland’s Central Belt industrial powerhouse while tackling deprivation around our ports, contributing to the levelling up of the large industrial areas in our coastal communities. This is already under way in Leith where we have announced a privately financed £40m investment in a renewable energy hub at the port.

“These industrial areas must play a vital role in facilitating the country’s Net Zero and Energy Transition ambitions and creating new, high quality green energy jobs. We want our ports in the Forth Estuary to assist Scotland in achieving its carbon reduction targets by supporting offshore wind development and working with industry and stakeholders to deliver new, low carbon fuels and technologies, such as hydrogen and carbon capture.”