After a 5 month journey from Singapore through the Canary Islands, Diamond Offshore’s Ocean GreatWhite has arrived at Kishorn.
The Ocean GreatWhite, the biggest semi-submersible drilling rig on the earth, will keep at anchor at Kishorn for the following couple of months as she prepares for her first drilling contract off Shetland.
Kishorn Port Ltd, are the house owners and operator of Kishorn Port and dry dock, which can be used as a provide base with Ferguson Transport and Shipping helping with port and marine providers.
Alasdair Ferguson, a Director of KPL commented “This is a landmark day for KPL and we stay up for establishing Kishorn as a port and dry dock of selection for the oil and gasoline and offshore renewables sectors”
The semi-submersible made its means from Singapore, through Las Palmas within the Canaries during the last 5 months assisted by the oceangoing offshore provide vessel Alp Defender.
Ocean GreatWhite is a Moss Maritime CS-60E ultra-deepwater harsh-environment semi-submersible constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries at Ulsan Shipyard, South Korea. The rig was delivered to Diamond Offshore in July 2016
Located on the north west coast of Scotland Kishorn Port and Dry Dock is a fabrication yard at Loch Kishorn for oil platforms and different offshore amenities, with an related port and dry-dock facility. It is at present collectively owned by two corporations, Ferguson Transport and Leiths. The yard was lately refurbished to make it prepared for brand spanking new work. Simon Russell, director at Kishorn Port, mentioned: “We’ve been working for 10 years on the regeneration of the port, and that is just like the sleeping big awakening.
“It’s an thrilling time for the realm, and hopefully this work will result in additional contracts, and native employment.” (Source and picture: Kishorn Port)
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