Lochcarron Work

Sunset on Loch Kishorn [photo Alex Ingram, Lochcarron]

Lochcarron Work


Loch Kishorn yard.  [photo Alex Ingram, Lochcarron]

For many years a site at Loch Kishorn operated as an oilrig fabrication yard.  Sadly, as opposite, the sun has set on its activities.




The dry dock at Kishorn.  [Photo courtesy of Kishorn Port Ltd]

Last used in 1993, when caissons for the Skye Bridge were built there, the dry dock at Kishorn is scheduled to rise like the proverbial Phoenix in 2017 to help build floating turbines for the Kincardine Offshore Windfarm's development off the east coast.

In its heyday the fabrication yard employed around 3,000 workers and it is anticipated that 200 jobs will be available in the construction phase to prepare the site.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise has invested £159,000 in the £450,000 costs of upgrading the dry dock prior to commencement of operations. 
 
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