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Weekly Update, 19th January 2015

23rd Jan, 2015

Energy & Business services: MeyGen’s tidal project at the Inner Sound kicks off in earnest this month, with work starting on the groundwork for onshore access road and buildings at Ness of Quoys, just east of Gills Harbour And MeyGen subcontractor Fisher Marine has been working out of Gills Harbour this week, conducting survey […]

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Weekly update, 24th November 2014

28th Nov, 2014

Energy & Business services: Delighted to meet up this week with Dan Pearson of the MeyGen project as he gave an update on progress with the project to Caithness Councillors in Wick. It was good to hear that contracts for onshore works are now in place, and that works will be taking place over the […]

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Weekly update, 29th September

05th Oct, 2014

Energy & Business services: A very successful event was held in Aberdeen this week as part of the ongoing delivery of the Inward Investment Marketing Plan for Caithness & North Sutherland (see communications below for details). The event was facilitated by Subsea UK, the trade body for a sector with around 750 companies. HIE’s Roy […]

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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, 18th August

21st Aug, 2014

Energy & Business services: It is encouraging to see this week that Denchi Power, who purchased the lithium-ion battery facility at Thurso Business Park from ABSL Power Solutions, is recruiting staff as it continues to make good progress. Current vacancies exist for Electronics, Mechanical, Embedded Software and Applications Engineer and at the Thurso facility it […]

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Weekly update, 27th July

01st Aug, 2014

Energy & Business services: It has been another good week for Wick Harbour. Following the recent news that Wick Harbour Authority had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd, thus maintaining their position as a potential base for MORL’s offshore wind operations, this week has seen Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) announce […]

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Weekly update, 21st July

24th Jul, 2014

Energy & Business services: Pelamis Wave Power has issued a project update on its Farr Point project off the coast of north Sutherland. The company reports on the results consultation work and survey work in support of its likely application later this year to Marine Scotland for a 10MW array of Pelamis wave devices. Tourism, […]

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Weekly update, 30th June

07th Jul, 2014

Energy & Business services: As our discussions on renewables sector investment opportunities into the area continue to firm up, it is good to see evidence of further enabling work taking place in the area. Pelamis Wave Power (PWP) has begun streaming data on wave conditions at its proposed site at Farr Point in north Sutherland. […]

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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, 24th March

28th Mar, 2014

Energy & Business Services: Following last week’s news of consents given to the two offshore wind developments in the Moray Firth, SSE has this week announced its major review of offshore wind commitments in the UK. Whilst the company has announced plans to scale back investment in renewables, the good news is that investment in […]

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