Kishorn Port awarded contract by Semco Maritime Ltd for Altera Infrastructure asset.
Kishorn Porthasbeen awarded a yard stay project by Semco Maritime for Altera Infrastructure’sFPSO asset Voyageur Spirit which will be moored at the West coast Kishorn Port facility. The award was based on Semco Maritime’s extensive project management and engineering expertise in conjunction with the bespoke Kishorn Port base.
Kishorn Port, located on Scotland’s north west coast, is strategically placed to serve the oil and gas sector, offshore renewables, decommissioning and aquaculture. The Port offers a range of facilities including one of Europe’s largest dry docks; deep water mooring in Loch Kishorn and substantial areas of lay down land suitable for manufacturing, assembly and storage.
Significant investment has been carried out over 5 years to upgrade and recommission the facility which is the largest facility of its kind in the UK and one of the largest dry dock facilities in Europe.
The vessel, Voyageur Spirit – a cylindrical Sevan 300 type FPSO built in 2008 – arrived at Kishorn Port on 1st August.
“We are delighted that our dry dock and infrastructure at Kishorn Port has been chosen by Semco Maritime and Altera Infrastructure as the chosen port and dry dock of choice for the berthing lay-up and any associated works required for their FPSO” says Kishorn Port Limited, Director Alasdair Ferguson.
Semco Maritime Ltd’s Managing Director, Brian Mercer said, “We very much look forward to working closely with Kishorn Port and Altera Infrastructure to ensure the highest levels of support are delivered.”
“The Voyageur Spirit FPSO will be maintained in the Kishorn port to be ready for redeployment in the North Sea, where we see a number of opportunities” says Stig-Morten Helland, Vice President, Head of UK Operations, Altera Infrastructure.
Altera Infrastructure is a leading global energy infrastructure services group primarily focused on the ownership and operation of critical infrastructure assets in offshore oil regions of the North Sea, Brazil and the East Coast of Canada.