Local firm involved in Moray Firth offshore windfarm

27th July 2011 from ScottishBusiness Insider

First piece of infrastructure for Moray Firth Gaoh Energy has won the contract to install the first permanent piece of offshore wind infrastructure in the Moray Firth. Moray Offshore Renewables, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Repsol, selected the Suffolk based Gaoh to put a meteorological mast in the…

Coastal communities to receive a multi-million pound boost

25th July 2011 from HM Treasury

Coastal communities across the United Kingdom will receive a multi-million pound boost each year from a new Coastal Communities Fund, the Chancellor and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, announced today. This new fund will be financed by the Government through the allocation of funding equivalent to 50 per cent of…

Wester pipeline launch going to plan

22nd July 2011 from Caithness Courier

A 7.2 kilometre pipeline, which was constructed at Subsea 7’s Wester site, was being launched yesterday. The pipeline – one of four being fabricated by the company for the BP Andrew Field – is part of the biggest project Subsea 7 has undertaken in Caithness. The first bundle was successfully…

Sweet success leads to flit for baker

20th July 2011 from Caithness Courier

An award winning Thurso bakery yesterday revealed plans to move its production into a much bigger base in town. Reids of Caithness is currently seeking planning consent for its takeover of a former manufacturing unit in Ormlie Industrial Estate.  The proposed flit from its current cramped factory at River Place…

Start for £20m Scrabster harbour revamp

13th July 2011 from Caithness Courier

WORK is due to get under way early next month on a £20 million redevelopment of Scrabster harbour. Glasgow-based RJ McLeod has won the contract which is designed to retain the port’s status as one of the busiest in the North. Apart from boosting existing tanker, fishing and cargo trade,…

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