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Weekly update, 25th June

30th Jun, 2018

Energy & Business Services: Delighted to see that Subsea 7 has secured a further multi-million pound contract for its site at Wester, north of Wick. Two pipeline bundles for Shell’s Penguins field will add to the previously-announced contract for Statoil, with both contracts providing work for up to 160 workers until 2020.   Following last […]

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Weekly update, 8th January 2018

12th Jan, 2018

Energy & business services: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy – the suppliers of the turbines for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm – are advertising several new roles to be based at the operations base in Wick. A Senior Technician ( Service Coordinators ( a Troubleshooter ( an Offshore Site Planner ( and Stores Operative ( are all […]

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Weekly update, 6th February 2017

10th Feb, 2017

Enabling activities: • The “Jobs and How to Get Them” event was held in Thurso last Saturday (see for event photos). It was very well attended by a range of organisations, at least 50% of whom were offering current employment/ apprenticeship opportunities. And it was good to see that members of the public came […]

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Weekly update, 16th January 2017

20th Jan, 2017

Energy & business services: • Following last week’s very welcome news that Highland Council has approved the application to redevelop harbour-side buildings in Wick as an Operations & Maintenance base for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm (BOWL) project comes the first visualisation of what the restored buildings will look like – for picture see the BOWL […]

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Weekly update, 29th August

02nd Sep, 2016

Tourism, food & drink: • Following last week’s visit of the “Hebridean Sky” Scrabster harbour welcomed another cruise ship to port this week, with the arrival of the “Pacific Princess” which can carry up to 820 passengers, plus crew. Once again a number of passengers came ashore to visit local attractions, some taking advantage of […]

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Weekly update, 2nd February 2015

06th Feb, 2015

Energy & Business services: I was delighted to take part this week with June Love in a visit from overseas representatives of an energy/ engineering company. The visit, which was coordinated by CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise, took in specific locations in Caithness, and also allowed discussions to take place with relevant local representatives. […]

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Weekly update, 6th January 2014

10th Jan, 2014

Energy & Business Services: I met today (Friday) with representatives from Financial & Business Services teams in HIE and Scottish Development International to discuss opportunities to attract new business to this area. We have companies in the north providing excellent business process operations (eg Escape Technologies, Navertech, Aon Hewitt, BT, the Dental Plan) and we […]

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Weekly update, 3rd June 2013

07th Jun, 2013

Energy/ Business Services: Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd, the partnership behind the planned offshore windfarm in the Moray Firth near the coast of Caithness and East Sutherland, has added some further data to its application to Marine Scotland for consent to build its development. If consented this could see up to 277 turbines sites in the […]

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