Fife has a longstanding and expanding reputation as an ideal location for the Renewables & Decommissioning sector.
With a heritage of engineering and energy expertise, Fife’s history in energy began with its coalfields and grew through decades of service to the North Sea Oil and Gas industry. Today, our clusters of engineering and energy service businesses look to the future as Fife cements its position as a leading UK hub. Areas of focus are offshore renewables, energy storage technologies, low carbon initiatives and decommissioning.
Fife Council currently invests over £3 million annually in energy reduction. Its energy programme includes installing biomass boilers, solar thermal heating systems, small wind turbines in schools, and the upgrading of street lighting.
With its long history of heavy engineering and supply chain service to the North Sea Oil and Gas industry, Fife is becoming the main focal point for Scotland’s expanding Offshore Renewables sector. Deepwater ports just 25-35 nautical miles from three large-scale proposed wind arrays, development land with quayside access and excellent transport, digital and logistics connectivity combine to make Fife an ideal location for Offshore Wind businesses.
Fife has a strong and growing profile of low carbon sector businesses, a range of site development locations, world-class training and research facilities, and a local authority committed to supporting innovation in carbon reduction.
Energy Park Fife in Methil is a world-leading engineering and research zone servicing the energy and renewables sector. The location encompasses a 55-hectare engineering site ideally suited for a range of marine energy activities, including manufacturing, fabrication and engineering, research & development and operations & maintenance. The park is also home to the Hydrogen Office, the ORE Catapult Wind Turbine research facility (the world’s most advanced, open access, offshore wind turbine), along with one of the UK’s most advanced decommissioning facilities.
There are several key initiatives in the Kingdom of Fife supporting the energy sector. For further information, please see our projects below or connect with InvestFife to discover more.
H100 Fife – A National research project led by SGN that aims to deliver 100% hydrogen-fuelled homes.
Cireco – A leading complete resource management service headquartered in Fife and supported by Fife Council.
Forth & Tay Offshore - Fife Council, in partnership with east of Scotland’s councils, key developers, and Scottish Enterprise, has set up a Forth and Tay Offshore Cluster.
With prime locations and land available throughout the Kingdom sustained by competitive commercial rates and excellent transport links, Fife could be the ideal location to invest and grow your business.
Fife also remains an attractive location for recruitment supported by lower housing costs and an abundance of leisure and entertainment amenities.
InvestFife can provide all the advice and information you need to invest in Fife. Reach out to our team today, who are happy to provide suitable land and property options for your business.