Major Project - Tidal - Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership

Support to the emerging tidal energy market in the Pentland Firth, primarily Atlantis Resources (MeyGen). This will also include the potential for local engineering supply chain growth in support of this market. Scrabster Harbour will deal with all infrastructure.

Major Project -Tidal

This is primarily focussed on 3 specific activities:

  • Operation – support to day-to-day operational activities required for the efficient operation of the array. The long term rationale and therefore requirement is still tbd.
  • Maintenance – support to routine and non routine maintenance, repair, major overhaul and replacement of the generators and/or onshore equipment. The long term rationale and therefore requirement is still tbd.
  • Installation – this is the first installation and commissioning of the machines. Initially, this was believed to be a short term (>5 year) activity, however, with only 4 machines currently deployed, there may be longer term opportunities.

Strategic geographical location of the area to the market

Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Atlantis Resources will of course make the case and establish any business in the area, however, the CNSRP activity is to make sure they get all the help they need to make this a reality. Also, Scrabster Harbour will deal with all infrastructure.

  • Scrabster Harbour
  • Office/Industrial Land

Direct and Indirect job predictions, likelihood the opportunity will progress and timescales are as follows:

Operation Maintenance Installation
Sustainable jobs 10 60 tbd
Likelihood of project proceeding 30% 30% tbd
Timescale – job realisation 5 years 5 tbd
Timescale – investment 3 years 3 tbd

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Direct and Indirect job predictions, likelihood the opportunity will progress and timescales are as follows:

Operation Maintenance Installation
Sustainable jobs 10 60 tbd
Likelihood of project proceeding 30% 30% tbd
Timescale – job realisation 5 years 5 tbd
Timescale – investment 3 years 3 tbd