OrbisEnergy tenant Peterson UK Limited has signed a long-term agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) to establish a new operational and logistics base in the Port of Lowestoft, the UK.

The new agreement will see Peterson operate a range of warehouse, cargo and logistic services from the port, including fuel bunkering to support the renewable energy and oil & gas sectors being supplied from its Lowestoft supply base.

“We are delighted to establish a new operations base in the Port of Lowestoft. We have a strong track record in servicing the Southern North Sea from both the UK and Netherlands and the Port of Lowestoft is an ideal location from which to support our existing Southern North Sea customer base and potential new customers,” said Paul Smith, Peterson Business Manager East of England.

“Our move to Lowestoft has been supported by our major stakeholders and we look forward to continuing to work closely with ABP to establish a best in class facility.”

According to ABP, the announcement comes at a time when the Port of Lowestoft is expanding its services to the offshore energy industry, with recent investments by Scottish Power to develop its permanent operations and maintenance base.

With the agreement, ABP expects to see increased activity in the port’s Inner Harbour and provide a further indication of positive business growth in the port.

“Our team has worked very hard with Peterson to conclude this agreement. We know that Peterson chose the Port of Lowestoft for its vessel handling capabilities and space to grow, as well as ABP’s commitment to continuing investment and the quality of the local management team,” Andrew Harston, ABP Director Short Sea Ports.

Sourced by offshorewind.biz