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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 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, 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, 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, 22nd September

26th Sep, 2014

Energy & Business services: Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) has announced the installation of a met mast at its large offshore wind site in the Moray Firth, marking another step in its project to develop the site which lies around 22km off the Caithness coast. As previously reported here, MORL has signed a Memorandum of […]

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Weekly update, 14th July

18th Jul, 2014

Energy & Business services: We welcomed a new business to the area this week, with Aberdeen-based Process Safety Solutions (PSS) opening a new base at the HIE-owned Wick Business Park. The opening was carried out by John Swinney MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth whilst the Scottish Cabinet was in Wick […]

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Weekly update, 9th June

14th Jun, 2014

Energy & Business Services: I took part in a CNSRP event in Aberdeen this week with HIE colleague Roy Kirk. The influencers’ event, run in association with the Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI), attracted around 80 business representatives including many from the energy sector and featured guest speaker Robin Watson, Chief Executive of […]

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Weekly update, 26th May

30th May, 2014

Energy & Business Services: Momentum continues to build behind our inward investment campaign, with further discussions this week offering the possibility of announcements that will bring new jobs to Caithness. The campaign is at present focusing on the energy sector, and is led by CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise. As previously mentioned, next week […]

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Weekly update, 21st April

25th Apr, 2014

Energy & Business Services: The Department for Energy & Climate Change this week announced the eight renewables projects on its revised list of “Final Investment Decision Enabling for Renewables”. This list has been published following a final review of affordability, after an interim list was published in December 2013. These projects will be receiving support […]

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