Business expansion
United Kingdom
Scotland; Highlands and Islands; Caithness and Sutherland and Ross and Cromarty
Location of affected unit(s)
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Civil Engineering
42.22 - Construction of utility projects for electricity and telecommunications

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 April 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2017
Foreseen end date


It has been announced that Kincardine Offshore will create 200 jobs at Kishorn Dry Dock in Wester Ross, Scotland. The dock will be used for the first time in 23 years in the construction of floating turbines which will be located off the coast of Aberdeen. The deal between the port and the wind farm company has been supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise who have contributed approximately one-third of the GBP 450,000 (€525,071) costs of upgrading the dry dock. It is understood that work will begin at the site in August 2017 and that the first of the eight turbines will be floated in the second quarter of 2018.


  • 21 April 2017: BBC Website
  • 21 April 2017: Ross-shire Journal


Eurofound (2017), Kincardine Offshore, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 90948, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90948.