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HIE Area Manager update, 20th & 27th May

31st May, 2019

Energy & Business Services: The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project this week reached an output capacity of 587.9MW (its installed capacity is 588MW), which is the highest output from any renewable source in Scotland. And as the construction phase of the Beatrice Offshore project comes to an end it is good to see that offshore piling […]

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Weekly update, 13th May 2019

17th May, 2019

SpaceHub Sutherland: The team continued with a programme of drop-in events this week around the area. The team ran drop-in events at the Village Hall in Skerray and the Kinlochbervie Hotel. For details on the project and the programme of events see Energy & Business Services: As previously highlighted, a meeting was held in […]

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Weekly update, 13th May

10th May, 2019

SpaceHub Sutherland: The team continues with a programme of drop-in events on the ground around the area. In addition to a weekly presence at the Kyle Centre in Tongue, next week the team will be at the Village Hall in Skerray on Tuesday 14th May (from 3.30pm until 8pm) and the Kinlochbervie Hotel on Wednesday […]

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Weekly update, 29th April

05th May, 2019

Energy & Business Services: As we see positive progress with the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm development, and the development of both Moray East and West projects, a new initiative to support supply chain companies to learn more about opportunities will be held in Thurso on 13th May. The DeepWind Offshore Supply Chain Cluster is one of […]

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Weekly update, 8th-22nd April

26th Apr, 2019

Strathen, Melness April 2019 Energy & Business Services: It was good to see the announcement this week by Dounreay that its Decommissioning Services Framework had gone live. The overall value of the framework could be up to £400M, and could last from 4-7 years. Six contracts have been awarded, bringing together a total of 28 […]

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Weekly update, 1st April

05th Apr, 2019

Morning sun on Castle Varrich, Tongue. SpaceHub Sutherland: Ivan McKee MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Trade, Investment & Innovation visited the north this week, and I was delighted to be invited to take part with HIE colleagues in a meeting with the Minister in Tongue. Representatives of Melness Crofters Estate, Lockheed Martin, Orbex Space met […]

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Weekly update, 25th March

29th Mar, 2019

SpaceHub Sutherland: The team’s weekly presence in Tongue continued this week, and June Love from the team also delivered a presentation on the project to members of the Thurso & Wick Trades Union Council at its meeting this week. I attend all of the Trades Council’s meetings, so it was good to hear the unanimously […]

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Weekly update, 18th March

22nd Mar, 2019

Energy & Business Services: I’m delighted to see yesterday’s news that Restore Digital have announced the creation of 39 new job opportunities in Wick. The Restore UK group will already be familiar in Caithness as the operator of the Nucleus facility in Wick, where around 30 people already work in the nuclear and Caithness archive. […]

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Weekly update, 4th & 11th March

15th Mar, 2019

SpaceHub Sutherland: Further community engagement events have taken place this week – a drop-in event was held in Tongue on Wednesday, followed by a further drop-in event in Wick on Thursday. An interesting article was published in Forbes magazine last week on SpaceHub Sutherland and this week the Press & Journal has been running […]

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Weekly update, 25th February 2019

01st Mar, 2019

Energy & Business Services: The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project has passed the 75% mark in its construction phase with the installation this week of the 63rd of 84 turbines  The company is also currently advertising for a Wind Turbine Engineer to be based at Wick. Enabling activities: Caithness Chamber of Commerce – in its […]

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