The Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference in Aberdeen last week was very busy for Kishorn Port Ltd.
First Minister Alex Salmond, in his keynote speech, announced the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Kishorn Port and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) (along with MOU’s signed between HIE and three other Ports – Nigg, Ardersier and Invergordon). Mr Salmond said “We are working hard with our enterprise agencies both to secure overseas investment into our world-leading renewable energy industry and to support Scottish businesses to seize the huge opportunities available, working in partnership with inward investors and the rest of the supply chain to create jobs and help re-industrialise communities right across Scotland.”
Mr Salmond went on to say “These Ports are ideally positioned to become key hubs for the deployment of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy – across manufacturing, assembly, operations and maintenance – and the new memorandums of understanding with Highlands and Islands Enterprise underpin the importance that we attach to ensuring that all of Scotland wins from the renewables revolution.”
This news is great for KPL, and Director Alasdair Ferguson said “We see the MOU as a formal commitment by HIE and the Scottish Government to the west coast and KPL. It gives a clear message to the offshore renewables sector that Kishorn is open for business and that KPL, HIE and the Scottish government are fully committed to working together to develop Kishorn for manufacturing, fabrication, assembly and load-out of renewable energy structures for the offshore wind, wave and tidal sector.
Needless to say, the KPL stand was busy all day long with delegates interested in learning more about the facilities available at Kishorn Port and Dry Dock.
KPL also took part in the Exhibition Showcase on day one with Director Alasdair Ferguson giving a brief overview of the port and its facilities in a 10 minute presentation. If you missed the presentation on the day, the power point presentation is available online or a copy can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the second day of the conference, the KPL stand was visited by Mr Fergus Ewing, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism who has previously visited the Kishorn Port and Dry Dock site for a full site tour and meeting with Directors.
The conference and exhibition was very successful and enjoyed by all who attended. Kishorn Port Ltd will be next exhibiting at the All Energy Conference in Aberdeen in May within the Hi-Energy Pavilion and we look forward to that.
See further photos from the event below: