A custom-made structure designed to identify the Energetica corridor, from the Bridge of Don in Aberdeen to Peterhead, has been unveiled today
The first of three planned signs, it is situated in the heart of the corridor on the A90 by Ellon. Using locally sourced, natural materials, the sign unveiling is a significant step forward for the ambitious Energetica programme.
The structure, which was specially commissioned, features a gabion basket with 3D lettering filled with timber, pink granite from Peterhead, and a mix of locally sourced grey granite and darker stone.
Principal of Robert Gordon University and Chair of the Energetica Steering Group, Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski was on hand to reveal the unique sign: “I am delighted to be onsite today to unveil this attractive structure which signposts Scotland’s Energy Corridor.
“Energetica is a forward-thinking programme that strives to create opportunities and attract continued investment into the North East region. There are a number of innovative key projects underway within the corridor which will have a positive knock-on effect for businesses and communities in the area, which also offers the ideal conditions to live and work.
“This sign is representative of the strides the programme has made as we progress towards the creation of a world-class development corridor.”
Energetica Development Manager, James Welsh, added: “The installation of the signage is an exciting step forward for the Energetica team. As we continue to work towards raising awareness of the programme, both locally and further afield, it is important that there is recognition of Energetica on the ground.
“The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is due for completion next year which will improve connectivity within the corridor. This teamed with various key projects such as the Statoil Hywind Pilot Park, mixed-use development at Blackdog, expansion of Peterhead Port and investigation of new additional transport improvements, strengthens the Energetica offering and we look forward to working with stakeholders to attract further investment activity.”
Two additional signs are planned to mark the north and south gateways to Energetica.