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Weekly update, 29th October & 5th November 2018

10th Nov, 2018

Energy & Business Services: I met up this week with Stephen Sutherland, Chair of Caithness Chamber of Commerce and director at JGC Engineering & Technical Services, at a tourism-related session hosted by the Chamber Board (see below for more). Stephen told me about the fantastic news that JGC has been awarded a contract by Siemens […]

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Weekly update, 15th and 22nd October

27th Oct, 2018

Energy & Business Services: Cavendish Dounreay Partnership, the Parent Body Organisation at Dounreay, made a significant announcement last week on opportunities for its workforce (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dounreay-management-makes-long-term-employment-commitment-to-workforce), which included a commitment to “develop training and support programmes to put individuals in the strongest possible position to move into another local job with one of the growing industries […]

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Weekly update, 3rd & 10th Septmber

16th Sep, 2018

Energy & Business Services: Tomorrow (Monday 17th) CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise, in association with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Scottish Government, is launching a programme called “Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR)” This  is a service to help the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy […]

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Weekly update, 27th August

31st Aug, 2018

UKVL Sutherland: Today (Friday) marks Roy Kirk’s last day as Area Manager for HIE in Caithness and Sutherland, as he will move next week to become full-time director for the Sutherland Spaceport project. Following Roy’s move I have been offered (and accepted) the role of acting Area Manager for Caithness and Sutherland, which in the […]

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Weekly update, 20th August 2018

25th Aug, 2018

Energy & Business Services: Good to see another Beatrice milestone being reached this week, with the news that all of the inter-array cabling for the development has now been completed. With the crew transfer vessels based in Wick now able to use the new pontoon berths at the harbour the project is reaching the critical […]

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Weekly update, 13th August

19th Aug, 2018

Energy & Business Services: It was good to meet this week with Mike Muir of M2 Procurement & Commercial Services. Mike has extensive experience in procurement and commercial services, particularly in the nuclear sector, and I was delighted to hear that M2PCS has recently been awarded a contract to help develop the “Open4Business” portal that […]

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Weekly update, 30th July & 6th August

10th Aug, 2018

Sutherland Spaceport: Greg Clark MP, the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was in the north this week to visit the site of the proposed Spaceport in North Sutherland. Also on the visit, which was extensively covered on BBC and STV television news, were representatives of the UK Space […]

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Weekly update, 23rd July

29th Jul, 2018

UK Vertical Launch Sutherland: Following last week’s major announcements concerning the vertical satellite launch facility proposed for North Sutherland, it is good to see interest and comment continue to appear in the press. I was particularly delighted to see the pieces in this week’s local press with Caithness Chamber’s Chief Executive Trudy Morris highlighting the […]

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Weekly update, 16th July

20th Jul, 2018

UK Vertical Launch Sutherland: Around three years ago, Roy Kirk and colleagues from CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) began to investigate the potential economic benefits of developing a facility somewhere on the north coast from which to launch small scale satellites into polar and sun synchronous orbits. The market for small scale satellite […]

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Weekly update, 9th July

13th Jul, 2018

Energy & Business Services: Yet another milestone was achieved for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm (BOWL) project this week, as the final turbine foundation (number 86 of 86) was installed by contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting. Travellers on the A9 and A99 on the east coast of Caithness will this week have seen the huge SHL vessel […]

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