Arrival of the Banff FPSO at Kishorn Port

We are delighted to welcome Teekay’s Banff FPSO safely into Kishorn Port for temporary mooring. This is the port’s third significant project in 2020 following on from the downsizing and recycling of the casualty vessel, the MV Kaami, and the ongoing preservation of the Voyageur Spirit FPSO.

The Banff FPSO is a floating production, storage and offloading vessel built in 1997. It has an overall length of 120 metres and a width of 42 metres. It will remain moored at Kishorn Port until a suitable location is selected by Teekay for the appropriate recycling of the unit.

Over the past three months, Teekay has been carrying out an offshore decommissioning programme on the vessel and associated systems as approved by the UK Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning.  This work has included isolating, cleaning, flushing and disconnecting the FPSO from the subsea infrastructure as well as a comprehensive cleaning campaign in preparation for departure from field.

During its final operational phase, the vessel was located within the Banff and Kyle Fields situated within Central North Sea approximately 190km off Peterhead.

During the anchorage period port services and support will be provided by Kishorn Port Limited partners, Ferguson Transport & Shipping.

Ferguson’s Operations Director, Jack Ferguson, commented, “We very much look forward to providing Teekay and its partner Altera infrastructure with marine, logistics and support services.”

Colin Ortlepp, Director of Kishorn Port Ltd, said, “We’re pleased Teekay has chosen Kishorn Port to moor the Banff FPSO.”