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Weekly update, 6th November

06th Nov, 2017

Energy & business services: • SeaCat Services, the operators of the crew transfer vessels that will support both construction and operations work for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm (BOWL) project, will be running a recruitment event in Wick for those interested in working on the vessels. SeaCat are seeking suitably qualified candidates for roles such as […]

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Weekly update, 30th October

30th Oct, 2017

Energy & business services: • The operators of the Moray (East) Offshore Windfarm development (also known as “Moray 1”) have announced this week that MHI Vestas has been awarded the contract to supply and install up to one hundred 9.5MW turbines for the development. The Vestas brand will be familiar to many through its use […]

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Weekly update, 16th – 23rd October

23rd Oct, 2017

Energy & business services: • It was great to be invited this week to take part in a visit to the area by Japanese nuclear industry and government representatives. The visit, coordinated by CNSRP partner the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and supported by CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), included a visit to the […]

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Weekly update, 9th October

09th Oct, 2017

Energy & business services: • The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm development continues to make good progress, with an amazing 80 of the 86 sets of foundation piles now installed on the seabed off the Caithness coast. In addition 25 of the jackets have now been fitted on top of foundation piles and cable-laying has also begun. […]

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Weekly update, 25th Sept & 2nd Oct

25th Sep, 2017

Tourism, Food and Drink: • Last weekend saw the staging of the annual “Taste North” event organised at Ackergill Tower by Venture North with support from a range of organisations including CNSRP partner the NDA. Despite the less than ideal weather, the event attracted a record number of visitors (around 1,000), and a range of […]

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Weekly update, 18th September

18th Sep, 2017

Energy & business services: • The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm development will see the arrival next week of the first of two crew/ equipment transfer vessels to support the construction of the offshore infrastructure for BOWL. The catamaran vessels (Seacat Intrepid and Seacat Courageous) will be on a 2 year contract to BOWL from Seacat Services, […]

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Weekly update, 11th September

11th Sep, 2017

Energy & business services: • The UK Government’s department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) this week announced its latest round of awards through the “Contracts for Difference” mechanism, in which there was mixed news for area projects. The Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) development consented for the Moray Firth – received an award, whilst […]

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Weekly update, 4th September

04th Sep, 2017

Tourism, Food & Drink: • The final two cruise ships of the 2017 season visited Caithness this week, with the Braemar and Amadea each docking at Scrabster harbour. It has been particularly good this year to see the efforts being made to provide a welcome to those visitors not taking conducted onshore tours who choose […]

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Weekly update, 28th August

28th Aug, 2017

Energy & business services: • It has been a good summer for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project. This week comes news that the project has hit another milestone with the installation of 75% of the foundation piles for the 84 turbines due to be deployed at the site off the Caithness coast. Meanwhile work continues […]

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Weekly update, 21st August

21st Aug, 2017

Energy & business services: • Another opportunity to secure employment at the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm’s Operations & Maintenance base in Wick is currently being advertised. This time the vacancy is for a Control Room Operator. The post has an application deadline of 30th August, and application information is at CNSRP partner HIE’s recently-appointed Director […]

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