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Weekly update, 20th & 27th November

01st Dec, 2017

Energy & business services: • Delighted to hear that SeaCat Services, the operators of the crew transfer vessels that will support both construction and operations work for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm (BOWL) project, had a good level of interest at its recruitment event in Wick last week. SeaCat is seeking suitably qualified candidates for roles […]

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Weekly update, 3rd April – 5th May (pre-election period)

21st Apr, 2017

I do not normally issue updates during pre-election periods, and the current pre-election period for Local Authority elections will come to an end on Friday 5th May. However, this week’s announcement of a UK General Election on 8th June means there is likely to be a further pre-election period covering the period to 8th June. […]

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Weekly update, 13th March 2017

16th Mar, 2017

Energy & business services: • Delighted to see this week’s news that Caithness firm GMR Henderson has been awarded work on the construction programme for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project’s Operations & Maintenance base in Wick. The company, whose base is only about 100 metres away from the O&M site on the Wick harbourfront, will […]

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Weekly update, 14th November

18th Nov, 2016

Energy & business services: • Following the successful installation of turbine support structures last month, this week marks another milestone in the development of tidal energy in the Pentland Firth, with the installation of the first tidal turbine in the MeyGen project. The turbine, the first of four in the initial phase of the MeyGen […]

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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, 22nd August

26th Aug, 2016

Energy and Business Services: • Good to see local and regional coverage this week of the new business created by two of the men affected by the closure of Enterprise Engineering Services Ltd’s Caithness operation earlier this year. When the company’s operation went into administration, Liam Sutherland and Stuart Anderson set up Envision Engineering & […]

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Weekly update, 4th July

08th Jul, 2016

Energy & Business Services: • An interesting and innovative tie-up has been announced this week between tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources and onshore wind developer Wind Harvest. The deal will allow Wind Harvest’s 4-turbine Lochend development in Caithness to share access to the recently-connected Ness of Quoys distribution network at times when the MeyGen project […]

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Weekly update, 29th March to 2nd May

06th May, 2016

Energy & Business Services: JGC Engineering Services announced an important contract award in late March. The company has been awarded a major contract to support the £1.3bn Rampion offshore windfarm development off the south coast of England. This is the company’s first involvement in offshore wind, and will involve the design, manufacture and supply of […]

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Weekly update, 21st March

23rd Mar, 2016

Please note that there will be no weekly updates from CNSRP during the election period leading up to the Scottish Elections in May. The next CNSRP update is due on Friday 6th May. Energy & Business Services: CNSRP partner representatives were in Aberdeen earlier this week to take part in an Influencers’ event coordinated by […]

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Weekly update, 1st February

05th Feb, 2016

Energy & Business Services: Good to meet this week with June Love and the contractor  who is helping CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) with some work on cost comparison in the oil & gas sector. The work, which is supported by Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, is also linked to work being taken forward […]

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