New low-carbon role planned for oil and gas infrastructure

A steel company has proposed constructing a new furnace that reuses metal recovered from decommissioned oil and gas platforms

A steel company has proposed constructing a new furnace that reuses metal recovered from decommissioned oil and gas platforms.

Liberty Steel, the company behind the plans, has identified a dry dock at Kishom, in the Scottish Highlands, as a potential site for the project.

The Kishom site was built in the 1970s during the oil and gas boom. It has now been refurbished and is being promoted for new commercial uses.

Audrey MacIver, director of energy and low carbon at Highland and Islands Enterprise, which is helping to promote the site, said: “The dock has huge potential, particularly in the decommissioning of floating structures and platforms which can be removed in a single lift, renewables and aquaculture.”

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