Bosses at a revamped Highland port have hailed the “culmination of 10 years’ work” as they yesterday welcomed the arrival of the world’s largest semi-submersible drilling rig.
Diamond Offshore’s Ocean GreatWhite rig has arrived at Kishorn Port, marking the dry dock’s first major contract since being refurbished.
Kishorn Port Ltd (KPL) was formed in 2008 to redevelop the Wester Ross facility, which once employed more than 3,000 people during the heyday of the North Sea oil boom.
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Bosses have now hailed the arrival of the mega-rig as a step towards further opportunities in the oil and gas, decommissioning and renewables sectors for Kishorn.