Set on a 100 acres site and comprising one of the world's largest dry docks in the world, it is ideally suited for large scale offshore wind and decommissioning projects  

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Hunterston offers a unique opportunity for manufacturers, power generators, recyclers, importers and exporters, and is ideally placed to support sustainable industrial growth.

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An exceptional opportunity capable of supporting the international energy industry

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More than ports

Hunterston Port and Resource Centre (PARC) is a nationally significant industrial and multi-modal port located just 40 minutes from Glasgow. It is the only single site in the UK that offers a deep-water port, 300 acres of brownfield site and onward transport links by road and rail

It offers infrastructure that enables efficient logistics and is an ideal location for:

  • New energy intensive industry
  • New power generation
  • Manufacture and service of assets for the offshore wind sector
  • Onshore recycling of assets from the energy sector
  • Inspection repair and maintenance of high value vessels

Hunterston PARC's vision is to bring together energy intensive industries with low cost, on-site power and heat generation, offering a unique opportunity to develop innovative, self-sustaining and cost-effective operations.

The historical industrial site has the potential to transform Scotland’s prospects in a variety of key economic sectors, import and export opportunities for decades to come.

Planning opportunities

The planning position is extremely favourable for this strategic 300 acre 'brownfield' site. The main 200 acre land footprint benefits from Permitted Development Rights for port related activities (subject to environmental safeguards) such that planning permission is not required.

The marine yard benefits from planning permission for both marine construction and decommissioning with a SEPA permit also in place for the latter.

The deep-water jetty can be utilised for the lay-up and maintenance of marine related structures without the necessity for planning permission or other consents.

For those projects that require planning permission there is a favourable policy within the adopted North Ayrshire Local Development Plan 2 which supports this strategic site as a port and energy hub.

To view the Hunterston PARC Illustrative Plan please click below.

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