Further funding for decommissioning activities at Kishorn

Aerial photo of the 160m diameter Kishorn drydock taken in late 2017, following its first pump out since 1993, when it was used to cast the Skye Bridge supporting caissons Aerial photo of the 160m diameter Kishorn drydock taken in late 2017
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Kishorn Port, Scotland, UK has secured supplementary funding from the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF), allowing the operators, Kishorn Port Ltd (KPL) to extend the scope of works for their DCF approved project, to help establish Scotland as a global centre of excellence in decommissioning.

With the help of these funds and the continuing support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, KPL has embarked on a further circa £1 million upgrade to the infrastructure at the port.

The range of works is far reaching and includes the installation of a major pumping system to ensure the speedy dewatering of the dry dock, which is one of the largest in western Europe. Cathodic protection to the sheet piled structures at the dock is also being undertaken, along with the installation of fendering to protect the huge flooding tubes from accidental impact. During 2017, an access ramp was blasted into the side of the dry dock, and these funds will enable it to be permanently surfaced in concrete.

The concrete caisson gates which were cast in the mid 1970s to enable the construction of super-sized oil production platforms, will have some minor repair works undertaken and a new set of modified gate seals manufactured.

Simon Russell, a Director of KPL commented, “These additional funds pave the way for Kishorn to enter into the growing decommissioning sector in Scotland. We are already receiving enquiries from parties interested in taking large floating structures into the dock. KPL has also commenced discussions with the relevant authorities to secure the required licences and permits to enable decommissioning to take place on the site”.

By Jake Frith

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