Kishorn Dry Dock
Highland and Islands success in Decommissioning fund awards
26 January 2018

Six projects across Scotland - four of which from the Highlands & Islands - will be offered a share of £1.5 million in the second round of Decommissioning Challenge Fund awards.

The Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund supports infrastructure improvements and innovation to deliver decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas infrastructure. Projects in this round include innovation in well plugging and abandonment, dry dock upgrades, quayside strengthening investigation and two specialist decommissioning equipment projects in Shetland.

Details of the awards within the Highlands & Islands are below;

Project Name Lead Organisation Project                    
Upgrade and improvements of Dry Dock gates and infrastructure facilities Kishorn Port Ltd Permanent pumping system for the dry dock, concrete repairs for extra protection, roadway surfacing for easy access and fendering for flood tunnels to prevent damage to flood covers.
Increased capacity of equipment for temporary/reusable steelwork Lerwick Engineering & Fabrication Ltd The purchasing of a CNC plasma profiler, and a high capacity bandsaw and material handling system.
Shetlands Specialist Decommissioning Service Provider EMN Plant Ltd The project is focussed on initial plant and machinery requirements, as well as upskilling staff.
Lyness oil and gas decommissioning base Orkney Isles Council (OIC) The project represents the invasive investigation, geo-technical analysis, and bench testing of the sub-soils within the development site.