Significant investment in ports and harbours over the past decade has established a “launch pad for expansion of the offshore energy supply chain” in the north, according to development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
A giant drilling rig is to pass through the Minch this week as it leaves the port of Kishorn after re-fitting work.
A huge refurbished dry dock in the Highlands has landed its first major contract, playing host to the world’s largest semi-submersible offshore drilling rig.
A £2.5 million cash pot will be shared between 12 decommissioning projects as part of the Scottish Government's latest funding round.
The huge refurbished dry dock at Kishorn Port (KPL) is the only facility of its kind in the UK ready to accept major North Sea decommissioning projects, the Oil and gas Authority’s (OGA) head of supply chain Bill Cattanach has said.
A director of Kishorn Port (KPL) has said the mothballed Wester Ross yard and dry dock could be back in operation in the “very near future” as it pursues North Sea decommissioning and offshore renewables projects.
The owners of the former oil fabrication yard at Kishorn are understood to be preparing to make a major jobs announcement today.