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The Kishorn Port Development

17 January @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are pleased to announce our first meeting of 2024, which will be held on 17 January, and delivered by Colin Ortlepp, Director of Kishorn Port Ltd.

Kishorn was one of the original 1970s oil & gas fabrication yards where a large dry dock was hewn out of the Torridonian sandstone for the purpose of building the 600,000t concrete Ninian Central platform. The yard continued to operate into the 1980s and then intermittently thereafter, eventually becoming an unused, brownfield site. The presentation will explain how the current partners came together in 2008 to create Kishorn Port Limited and how they spent 10 years bringing the dry dock and wider site back into operation to the functioning dry dock and port facility it is today. The presentation will also touch on the current suite of clients and projects using the facility as well as the major port development plans which are in hand to expand the port to serve the potentially huge offshore wind sector.


Colin Ortlepp works for Aberdeen-based Leiths (Scotland) Limited which is a family-owned company involved in quarrying, civil engineering and the production of concrete/asphalt products across Scotland.  He is also a director of their joint-venture company, Kishorn Port Limited, which operates a port and dry dock facility at Kishorn in the Wester Ross area of Scotland serving the oil & gas, decommissioning, aquaculture and renewables sectors.


The lecture will delivered virtually via Zoom


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