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2018 – a short review

31st Dec, 2018

My weekly CNSRP updates are intended to be short and informative – the same applies to this handy review of 2018 as it relates to the work of CNSRP! Our focus this year has remained on those key opportunities we feel will bring us maximum economic and socio-economic returns. And, amidst wider economic uncertainties, we […]

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Weekly update, 10th & 17th December 2018

21st Dec, 2018

UKVL Sutherland: The UKVL team was in Tongue last week to hold another drop-in session to update local residents on progress with the project. It was good to hear that the team are producing a newsletter as part of the commitment to communicating, and that this is now available on the projects web page at […]

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Weekly update, 26th November and 3rd December

07th Dec, 2018

UKVL Sutherland: I was delighted to take part in a discussion this week in Thurso with Trudy Morris of Caithness Chamber, the HIE team taking forward the UKVL project and UK/ US representatives from Lockheed Martin.As I have previously highlighted here, Lockheed Martin are one of the two industry partners involved in the project, and […]

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Weekly update, 26th November

30th Nov, 2018

Energy & Business Services: Following last week’s Offshore Wind Week Crown Estate Scotland has just published its report into future licensing rounds for offshore wind leases. at the same time it has been interesting to note that Highland Council’s north planning committee this week agreed to raise no objection to the application by Moray […]

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Weekly update, 12th and 19th November

23rd Nov, 2018

Energy & Business Services: My colleague Keith  Muir and I met up last week with the directors of JGC Engineering Services Ltd to catch up on current and future plans, which have been boosted by the news I shared recently that JGC has been awarded a contract by Siemens Transmission and Distribution relating to the […]

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Weekly update, 29th October & 5th November 2018

10th Nov, 2018

Energy & Business Services: I met up this week with Stephen Sutherland, Chair of Caithness Chamber of Commerce and director at JGC Engineering & Technical Services, at a tourism-related session hosted by the Chamber Board (see below for more). Stephen told me about the fantastic news that JGC has been awarded a contract by Siemens […]

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Weekly update, 15th and 22nd October

27th Oct, 2018

Energy & Business Services: Cavendish Dounreay Partnership, the Parent Body Organisation at Dounreay, made a significant announcement last week on opportunities for its workforce (, which included a commitment to “develop training and support programmes to put individuals in the strongest possible position to move into another local job with one of the growing industries […]

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Weekly update, 3rd & 10th Septmber

16th Sep, 2018

Energy & Business Services: Tomorrow (Monday 17th) CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise, in association with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Scottish Government, is launching a programme called “Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR)” This  is a service to help the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy […]

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Weekly update, 27th August

31st Aug, 2018

UKVL Sutherland: Today (Friday) marks Roy Kirk’s last day as Area Manager for HIE in Caithness and Sutherland, as he will move next week to become full-time director for the Sutherland Spaceport project. Following Roy’s move I have been offered (and accepted) the role of acting Area Manager for Caithness and Sutherland, which in the […]

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Weekly update, 20th August 2018

25th Aug, 2018

Energy & Business Services: Good to see another Beatrice milestone being reached this week, with the news that all of the inter-array cabling for the development has now been completed. With the crew transfer vessels based in Wick now able to use the new pontoon berths at the harbour the project is reaching the critical […]

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