CFPA Celebrates Arrival of 600th Rig, New Jacky Platform

CFPA is celebrating the arrival of the Ocean Princess, the 600th oilrig to visit the service base, since it was established in 1973.

Over the last 35 years, the port authority has generated significant income and job opportunities within the local community, across all sectors of the business.

Another significant development is the arrival of the Jacky platform from Holland. The platform is to be located at a new oilfield close to the Beatrice field, in the Inner Moray Firth. The Jacky platform is awaiting installation using the crane barge, Matador III, also currently moored at Invergordon.

Ken Gray, CFPA's port manager/harbor master said, "The arrival of the 600th rig to the Cromarty Firth is a significant milestone in the history of the service base. The arrival of both the Ocean Princess and Jacky platform, demonstrates the importance of the Cromarty Firth in generating both income and employment opportunities in the Highlands. We are all justifiably proud of the role we play in the development of the community."