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Weekly update, 15th December 2014

19th Dec, 2014

Energy & Business services: Today’s (Friday’s) John O’ Groat Journal carries news that Caledonia Green Innovations (CGI) is re-opening the engineering facility at Bower, Caithness, creating up to 35 jobs. CGI is one of a number of Aberdeen-based companies that have been involved in the ongoing programme of engagements that have been led by CNSRP […]

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Weekly update, 8th December 2014

12th Dec, 2014

Energy & Business services: The Partnership’s Advisory Board met this week, and members heard a presentation from Calum Davidson, Director of Energy & Low Carbon at CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise, on a feasibility study currently taking place on the subject of a possible “Floating Wind Test & Demonstration centre” off the north coast […]

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Weekly update, 1st December 2014

05th Dec, 2014

Energy & Business services: SSE continues to progress its programme to build out the Caithness-Moray electricity Grid project. Work has started on the major High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter station at Spittal, and SSE’s Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission  has this week awarded a £460M contract to ABB for the design, engineering, supply and commissioning of […]

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Weekly update, 24th November 2014

28th Nov, 2014

Energy & Business services: Delighted to meet up this week with Dan Pearson of the MeyGen project as he gave an update on progress with the project to Caithness Councillors in Wick. It was good to hear that contracts for onshore works are now in place, and that works will be taking place over the […]

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Weekly update, 17th November

21st Nov, 2014

Energy & Business services: A representative from a large engineering company visited the area this week, and was able to see at first hand the range of companies, facilities and opportunities available in the area. We had an extremely productive discussion on oil & gas and renewables opportunities. The MeyGen project is well represented at […]

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Weekly update, 10th November

14th Nov, 2014

Energy & Business services: Andritz Hydro Hammerfest has this week confirmed Meygen’s order for three of its 1.5MW tidal devices, as part of the first phase of deployment for the tidal site in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth. The project reached its financial closure in September this year, with the news that local […]

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Weekly update, 3rd November

12th Nov, 2014

Energy & Business services: SSE has this week agreed to sell part of its stake in the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd development to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). SSE will now own 50% of BOWL, with CIP owning 25% and Repsol continuing to own the remaining 25%. This is good news for the BOWL development, as […]

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Weekly update, 27th October

01st Nov, 2014

Energy & Business services: Following much recent work by HIE’s local team, especially Roy Kirk and CNSRP partner secondees June Love (from DSRL) and Lindsay Foord (from Highland Council), this week saw a visit by oil & gas companies to Caithness. It was good to see more than twenty representatives from a range of companies, […]

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Weekly update, 6th October

10th Oct, 2014

Energy & Business services: Following last week’s successful oil & gas event in Aberdeen, HIE’s local business attraction programme continued this week with meetings in London with potential target businesses. Work continues to finalise attendees for the visit by oil & gas companies to Caithness later this month. As reported last week “the Caithness solution” […]

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Weekly update, 29th September

05th Oct, 2014

Energy & Business services: A very successful event was held in Aberdeen this week as part of the ongoing delivery of the Inward Investment Marketing Plan for Caithness & North Sutherland (see communications below for details). The event was facilitated by Subsea UK, the trade body for a sector with around 750 companies. HIE’s Roy […]

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