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Weekly update, 25th March 2013

28th Mar, 2013

Enabling Activities: HIE has announced the completion of the procurement of the major contract to roll out next generation broadband across the Highlands & Islands. The £146M contract was won by BT and was made possible with support from BDUK and Scottish Government. It offers a genuinely transformational opportunity for the area to compete on […]

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Weekly update, 18th March

24th Mar, 2013

Energy: Highland Council’s North Planning Applications Committee this week agreed to raise no objections to the application to Marine Scotland from Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) to develop offshore wind in the Moray Firth. The news attracted a range of press comment, both locally and nationally, and CNSRP Chairman Sir Anthony Cleaver’s comment can be […]

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Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd

21st Mar, 2013

Commenting on the news this week that the application from Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) had been passed without objection by Councillors on the North Planning Applications Committee of the Highland Council, CNSRP’s independent Chairman Sir Anthony Cleaver said “The development of offshore renewables sites in the Moray Firth is a significant source of potential […]

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Weekly Update, 11th March

15th Mar, 2013

Energy: Applications from Meygen Ltd and Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd will go before next Tuesday’s meeting of the Highland Council’s North Planning Applications Committee. You can view the applications at Business Services: Good news this week that recent investment by HIE in local company Escape Technologies has helped create 4 new jobs, bringing the […]

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Weekly Update, 4th March 2013

09th Mar, 2013

Energy: Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) is currently consulting on the planning application to build new overhead lines from Dounreay to Spittal; from Spittal to Mybster; and for a new substation 3.5km south of Thurso. Information on the proposals can be found at and the full Environmental Statement is also available to view at […]

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Weekly Update, 25th February 2013

04th Mar, 2013

Energy: Meygen Ltd will be running a “Tier 2 Supply Chain” event on Tuesday 19th March. The event, which will be by invitation only, is aimed at potential suppliers to the company’s first 86MW phase of plans to install tidal devices in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth. The types of services being invited […]

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