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Here you will find out all of our latest updates through News and Blog pages.

     

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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, 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, 29th January 2018

02nd Feb, 2018

Energy & business services: At this week’s CNSRP Advisory Board meeting (see “communications” below for further details) it was good to hear from Willie Watt of Wick Harbour Authority about further progress with the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project, with first power from the project now expected to be generated by this summer https://www.beatricewind.com/single-post/2018/01/29/Generating-a-summer-milestone and onshore […]

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Weekly update, 22nd January 2018

26th Jan, 2018

Energy & business services: The Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme is now open for applications. Financial support through the programme has been designed to encourage innovation of both design and business models. The financial support focuses on low carbon and/or renewable electricity and heat generation solutions and measures which will enable the transition […]

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Weekly update, 8th January 2018

12th Jan, 2018

Energy & business services: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy – the suppliers of the turbines for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm – are advertising several new roles to be based at the operations base in Wick. A Senior Technician (https://jobs.siemens-info.com/jobs/286138/Senior+Technician+(Technical+Supervisor)+-+Beatrice+-+Wick?lang=en-GB) Service Coordinators (https://jobs.siemens-info.com/jobs/286144/Service+Coordinator+-+Beatrice%2C+Wick?lang=en-GB) a Troubleshooter (https://jobs.siemens-info.com/jobs/286136/Troubleshooter+-+Beatrice?lang=en-GB) an Offshore Site Planner (https://jobs.siemens-info.com/jobs/286140/Offshore+Site+Planner+-+Beatrice%2C+Wick?lang=en-GB) and Stores Operative (https://jobs.siemens-info.com/jobs/286556/Stores+Operative+-+Beatrice%2C+Wick?lang=en-GB) are all […]

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Weekly update, 1st January 2018

05th Jan, 2018

Energy & business services: 2018 promises to be another year of exciting change in the energy sector, and to highlight how things have progressed in the north the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm team have produced a short booklet outlining the significant milestones that have been achieved during 2017 – you can access the booklet at https://www.beatricewind.com/single-post/2017/12/22/lookingbackat2017 […]

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Weekly update, 4th December 2017

08th Dec, 2017

Energy & business services: • The installation of all 86 sets of foundation piles for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm was completed this week – a major project milestone for the company. As I have previously highlighted, work has started on the installation of the jackets which sit on the foundations, and vessels have also been […]

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Weekly update, 13th November

17th Nov, 2017

Energy & business services: • A reminder that SeaCat Services, the operators of the crew transfer vessels that will support both construction and operations work for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm (BOWL) project, will be running a recruitment event in Wick next week for those interested in working on the vessels. SeaCat are seeking suitably qualified […]

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Weekly update, 26th June

30th Jun, 2017

Energy & business services: • I met Louise Smith of Caithness Renewables last week, and heard about her current role as an adviser to the “Resource Efficient Scotland” programme being run by Zero Waste Scotland on behalf of Scottish Government. The programme offers free advice and support to businesses, community groups and public organisations, helping […]

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Weekly update, 19th June

23rd Jun, 2017

Tourism Food & Drink: • CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) this week published a baseline report on the economic impact of the North Coast 500 route which covers the whole of the north mainland. The report highlights the impact of the route’s global profile, and suggests that 200 new jobs could be created […]

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