World’s biggest rig to be serviced in Scotland at Scottish Government-funded Kishorn Port

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In Energy Voice today:

The arrival of the Ocean GreatWhite has been hailed in the Highlands as a positive step in the regeneration of Kishorn. Gavin Mackay, head of energy industries at development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), said: We have been investing alongside Kishorn Port to reinstate the dry dock and bring the site back into use for a range of offshore energy construction and decommissioning purposes. This is a very positive signal that the market is ready to use this strategic west coast facility.

Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP Ian Blackford said: As the Ocean GreatWhite, the world’s biggest semi-submersible offshore drilling rig, arrived in the Highlands, it signalled a landmark in the story of the regeneration of Kishorn Port. The imminent servicing work planned is the first step on what I hope will be a prosperous future for Kishorn Port.

https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/north-sea/190859/ocean-greatwhites-arrival-hailed-golden-opportunity/

At least part of the development funding for Kishorn came from the Scottish Government. See;

https://www.kishornport.co.uk/2018/03/kishorn-port-attracts-decommissioning-funding/

A TuS report from 2017 predicted developments of this kind at Kishorn:

‘The sleeping giant is being stirred’ Owners of former oil fabrication yard at Kishorn are understood to be preparing to make major jobs announcement

 

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