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Businesses unite to showcase Gateway Rosyth’s global potential

Gateway Rosyth Team

Unrivalled opportunities at Scotland’s best connected location

(Photograph - Charles Hammond, Forth Ports; Craig Watt, Scottish Enterprise; Lindsey Methven, Fife Council; William McAlister, Scarborough Muir Group; Ian Donnelly, Babcock International Group)

Three of the largest and most successful businesses in Scotland have come together to highlight the enterprise opportunities available in Rosyth.

As the Queensferry Crossing attracts headlines around the world, the three landowners along the waterfront – Babcock International Group, Forth Ports and Scarborough Muir Group are supporting an initiative set up by Fife Council and Scottish Enterprise to showcase Rosyth as Scotland’s International Gateway.

There is an unrivalled opportunity for energy and import/export related companies to access a full range of commercial port services and grow their business through international trade, with the opening of the Queensferry Crossing boosting the site’s already world class connectivity.

Two commercial ports offer businesses a wide range of services, from deep water berthing and stevedoring to extensive lay down space and quayside cranes with large lifting capacities. In addition, up to 71 hectares of prime development land is available around the ports, with design and build packages and development services on offer from a professional and experienced development team.

Councillor Altany Craik, spokesperson for Gateway Rosyth, said: “Gateway Rosyth is perfectly suited to marine, energy, logistics and engineering companies and we want the world to know that it is the ideal place for businesses to locate, invest and prosper.

“There has been significant investment in site infrastructure in recent years to allow for the construction of the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and the newly opened Queensferry Crossing. Babcock Rosyth now boasts the UK’s largest non-tidal deep water basin and operates Scotland’s only direct freight ferry service to Europe. I firmly believe that there is no better location for UK businesses with global aspirations or for multinational companies looking to improve their operations.”

There is a skilled and adaptable workforce, with around 6,000 people working across the various businesses on site. Rosyth has a proven track record of project mobilisation and delivery, offering dedicated training and research facilities for the energy sector. Eight universities are within a one hour drive, while more than one million people of working age are within 60minutes of the site.

Located just 12 miles from Edinburgh Airport, Rosyth also offers fantastic connections to major motorway networks and the rail network. It offers easy access to North Sea oil and gas fields, Offshore Renewable Energy sites and European ports, including Zeebrugge in Belgium.

In addition to the three landowners, multinational companies operating in the Rosyth area include Oceaneering, Parsons Pebbles, QinetiQ, Marine Harvest and TechnipFMC, as well as Amazon, Sainsbury’s Bank and Sky.

Gateway Rosyth will be on Stand 3E60 at Offshore Europe on September 5 at the AECC in Aberdeen, and will have a presence at other key events over the coming months.

Fife Council is available to field enquiries from businesses interested in learning more about the opportunities at Gateway Rosyth. For more information on Gateway Rosyth, visit www.gatewayrosyth.co.uk.

Scarborough Muir Group is developing ‘Queensferry One’ at Rosyth waterfront. Spanning 120 acres, Queensferry One is an iconic location offering industrial, office, warehousing and leisure space adjacent to the new Queensferry Crossing and with views of the Forth Rail Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Flexible opportunities at Queensferry One range from land sales to design and build on a lease or freehold basis. For further details, CGI images, masterplan and specification details visit www.queensferryone.com

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