Delays at Kishorn with the Kincardine Offshore Wind Project
Kishorn Port Ltd has been advised in the last few days by the Spanish company that are
leading on the KOWL project, that they have encountered difficulties with
an important element of their supply chain. This has forced them to reconsider their
methodology and has led to a delay in issuing a contract for the project.
They issued a statement to KPL, confirming their commitment to the project.
“The Kincardine offshore floating wind farm development is a test and demonstration project.
We are fully committed to the project and remain confident that the project will generate
renewable energy to the electricity grid by September 2018”
Simon Russell, a Director of KPL said “We are very disappointed with the delays to this project,
as we have invested over a £1m since Xmas making the site “shovel ready” for this contract
and for other potential contracts that are being actively pursued.
KPL understands that KOWL will be re-tendering the project in early 2018, and we
are hopeful that Kishorn will continue to be the preferred site for the manufacture
of the floating concrete caissons”.
He added “Unfortunately, KPL has no control over this process, but meanwhile it continues
to invest in the facility and we are also currently pursuing a number of live opportunities
in the decommissioning arena. The facilities at Kishorn are unique in Scotland, and now
that the dry dock has been proven to work, it is only a matter of time before it secures its
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