Kishorn jobs boost after 23 years
AFTER lying unused for 23 years, Kishorn dry dock is to be used as a construction site for the world’s largest floating wind farm.
Two hundred jobs will be created after an agreement was signed between Kishorn Port Ltd and Kincardine Offshore to build eight floating turbines. Work will start at Kishorn in August. Project director Carlos Barat said: ‘This is a significant development which will create up to 200 much-needed jobs.’
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has invested £158,932 in the £450,000 costs of upgrading the dry dock for the development.
Robert Muir, HIE’s area manager for Skye, Lochaber and Wester Ross, said: ‘It’s great to see Kishorn coming to life again. The site will provide valuable rural jobs and contribute to economic and community growth, and wider competitiveness of the region. We very much welcome this milestone.’
The dry- dock is one of the largest in Western Europe and was last used to build supports for the Skye Bridge in 1994.