KPL and the team at Kishorn Port, welcomed the Northern Producer into the Dry Dock, on Sunday 8th October. In the following days the dock gates were floated back in, sealed, and the dry dock pumped dry. Preparation was then under way for the decommissioning, recycling, and any possible re-use of the 12,500 Gt, which was built in 1976, semi-submersible floating production vessel.
KPL and its partners, Leiths (Scotland) Ltd and Ferguson Transport & Shipping supported our client Noble Corporation and principal contractors Avantis in the casting, supply, fabrication, and logistics of the concrete batches for supply on site the docking blocks for the mighty Noble Intrepid. The jack up drilling rig, one of the largest in the world, entered our dry dock at the end of 2022 for a period of 10 months, before leaving in September 2023.
The Voyageur Spirit was warm stacked in the dry dock from July 2020 to August 2022, where she was then moored outside the dock for a further 8 months. The FPSO was supported by KPL port and marine staff throughout this period. The cylindrical Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) was built in 2008, with a dead weight of 45,145t, a length of 70m and a breadth of 65m.
We are delighted to welcome Teekay’s Banff FPSO safely into Kishorn Port for temporary mooring. This is the port’s third significant project in 2020 following on from the downsizing and recycling of the casualty vessel, the MV Kaami, and the ongoing preservation of the Voyageur Spirit FPSO. The Banff FPSO is a floating production, storage and offloading vessel built in 1997. It has an overall length of 120 metres and a width of 42 metres. It will remain moored at Kishorn Port until a suitable location is selected by Teekay for the appropriate recycling of the unit.
KPL took great pride in welcoming back to Kishorn Port, after almost four years, the Ocean GreatWhite. The drilling rig remains to this day, arguably one of the largest harsh-environment semi-submersible drilling rigs in the World. Diamond Offshore Drilling Internationals’ 60,700 tonne drilling rig arrived in Loch Kishorn in January 2019 for a 10 week period.
John Lawrie Metals Ltd, the Aberdeen headquartered metal waste recycling and processing experts, completed a first-of-its-kind project in partnership with Kishorn Port Limited (KPL). The project involved the downsizing and recycling of the MV Kaami, a general cargo vessel recovered six miles off the North West coast of Skye after running aground in March. Working to European ship recycling and SEPA regulations, John Lawrie’s team from its Evanton base in Easter Ross successfully carried out decommissioning work including the downsizing of the full structure.