Kishorn Port attracts decommissioning funding


Kishorn Port (KPL) has secured supplementary funding from the Scottish Government's Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF) to help establish Scotland as a global centre of excellence in decommissioning.

With the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, KPL has embarked on a £1 million (US$1.4 million) upgrade to port infrastructure.

This includes the installation of a major pumping system to ensure the speedy dewatering of the dry dock, which is among 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 flooding tubes from accidental impact.

An access ramp was blasted into the side of the dry dock in 2017, with concrete surfacing to be done with the funds.

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.

KPL has started discussions to secure the required licences and permits to enable decommissioning to take place on the site.

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