Briggs Marine Open New Offices at Montrose PortNeil Hardie
Marine services group Briggs Marine is expanding with the opening of office premises within the Port of Montrose.
The offices will be shared with Briggs’ sister company ARB Wind and will provide strategic access to the North Sea’s expanding renewable energy market in which Briggs has been operating throughout the past decade.
With the proximity of the Forth and Tay cluster of offshore wind farms (including Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen), Briggs and ARB Wind will continue to support existing customers while also offering options to other developers and operators based in the North Sea.
Briggs managing director Collieson Briggs said: “With Briggs’ strong track record in port and vessel management and subsea environmental services, we hope to add value to the port and boost the local supply chain.
“With a growing portfolio of offshore wind projects including balance of plant and engineering project management services, we are pleased that we can offer first-class local content for Scotland’s offshore wind industry.”
Briggs Marine, which has its head office in Burntisland, is expert in coastal, nearshore and offshore operations and its clients including the Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence.
Its services include port and oil terminal operations, moorings and aids to navigation maintenance, vessel management, submarine cable installation and maintenance, vessel hire, environmental response and consultation, marine survey and air diving.
Briggs Marine employs more than 800 staff.
Since joining the group in 2021, ARB Wind has been using its onshore wind experience to support the offshore wind industry.
ARB Wind’s managing director Arran Bell said: “In addition to Briggs’ comprehensive marine services offering, ARB Wind’s experience in statutory inspections, maintenance services and construction support has potential to bring new employment opportunities.”