The proposal represents a £37m upgrade of existing facilities at at Nigg Quayside.
Councillor Drew Hendry said: “I am delighted to see the continued expansion of Nigg. Highland Council is committed to supporting development opportunities to realise the key infrastructure assets which the Highlands can offer. This application was a well-considered submission on which the developer and agencies worked well together to help deliver investment and employment opportunities without detriment to the wider environment. This along with other exciting opportunities currently being progressed in Highland will continue to establish the area as a centre of excellence in the energy and renewable sector creating jobs and apprentices.”
In parallel with this application - separate licensing applications for marine aspects of the plan are currently being considered by Marine Scotland, the government directorate and lead authority on marine matters.