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Weekly update, 17th June

23rd Jun, 2018

Energy & Business Services: Representatives of Sykes @ Home were in Caithness this week to begin a recruitment process for Homeworkers, beginning with a well-supported drop-in recruitment event in Thurso. CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands. Sykes staff were delighted at the response and are looking forward to continuing to advertise the opportunity. Coverage of the […]

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Weekly update, 19th March 2018

23rd Mar, 2018

Energy & Business services: Interesting this week to read news of continuing interest in Floating Offshore Wind on the north cost of Caithness and Sutherland. As I’ve previously mentioned here, the Dounreay Tri project intended to build a Floating Offshore demonstrator project at a site around 6km north of Dounreay, but following that company’s entering […]

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Weekly update, 22nd January 2018

26th Jan, 2018

Energy & business services: The Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme is now open for applications. Financial support through the programme has been designed to encourage innovation of both design and business models. The financial support focuses on low carbon and/or renewable electricity and heat generation solutions and measures which will enable the transition […]

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Weekly update, 4th December 2017

08th Dec, 2017

Energy & business services: • The installation of all 86 sets of foundation piles for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm was completed this week – a major project milestone for the company. As I have previously highlighted, work has started on the installation of the jackets which sit on the foundations, and vessels have also been […]

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Weekly update, 27th March

31st Mar, 2017

Energy & business services: Following last week’s news that it has received consent from Scottish Government for its proposed Dounreay Tri floating offshore wind project off the north Caithness coast, this week Hexicon has announced a €45 million funding boost which will allow it to begin construction on the project. The offshore construction phase […]

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Weekly update, 13th February 2017

17th Feb, 2017

Energy & business services: • CNSRP partner Highland Council this week confirmed the sale of the buildings at Wick Harbour that will be restored and used as the Operations and Maintenance base for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project. The buildings have been sold by the Council to BOWL, allowing renovation and construction work […]

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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, 30th January 2017

03rd Feb, 2017

Energy & business services: • Partners kicked off a piece of work this week to look at short/ medium/ long term opportunities for the north mainland to gain further economic benefit from oil & gas work, particularly focusing on the continuing interest around west of Shetland oil & gas developments, for which locations like Scrabster […]

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Weekly update, 9th January 2017

13th Jan, 2017

Energy & business services: • The application to redevelop harbourside buildings in Wick as an Operations & Maintenance base for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project has been approved by Highland Council. This is another milestone for the project, and should enable the £10M construction work to begin shortly to redevelop two buildings on the […]

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Weekly update, 28th November

01st Dec, 2016

Energy & business services: • Representatives of the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd were in Wick last week to give a public update on progress with the project, A decision on the project’s application for consent to convert two large buildings at Wick harbour into an O&M base is expected very soon, with the project scheduled […]

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