A £2.6 million electric cable project in Fraserburgh has now been completed, and a local councillor has praised it as a ‘great success story’.
The Fraserburgh Harbour Electrical Cable project has been in different states of development for up to five years, and now completed means that electricity by firms will no longer need to come from generators.
Councillor Charles Buchan said: “I was delighted to hear that the final switchgear connections have been made, and this long-awaited project has been completed.
“It means that the £2m project is now enhancing the Port of Fraserburgh, and the surrounding industrial businesses.”
Cllr Buchan, who also acts as chair of Aberdeenshire Council Fisheries Working Group, added: “The pelagic fleet can now have electrical power delivered to them at the quayside, and they do not have to run their engines in port to maintain their systems.
“This project has taken about five years to come to fruition, and there have been so many obstacles to overcome.
“Special thanks must be given to Roddy Matheson of Economic Development, Aberdeenshire Council, and his team, who led the project over the multiple snags and preserved with it.”