Jobs bonanza on cards as two offshore windfarms get green light

21st March 2014 from John O'Groat Journal

A £2.5 billion project for two massive offshore wind farms off the Caithness coast could have “major potential” for the far north and hold out the prospect of creating up to 300 jobs in Wick. Far north politicians and business representatives yesterday welcomed the Scottish Government’s go-ahead as a vital…

Huge sea windfarm promises jobs boom

20th March 2014 from Press and Journal

The Scottish Government has backed plans for the world’s third-biggest offshore windfarm to be built in the Moray Firth - and paved the way for a green energy jobs boom. Manufacturing firms in the north are expected to cash in as 326 turbines are installed on the seabed in two…

Oil and gas majors look to north for expansion

18th March 2014 from Press and Journal

Major North Sea operators are looking to the Highlands to meet overcapacity in Aberdeen, industry campaigners have claimed. Representatives from firms including Chevron, Dana Petroleum, Talisman Sinopec, Wood Group PSN, Petrofac, Amec and Aker hav eheld meetings with companies in the north as part of an effort led by trade…

Battery firm charges ahead after takeover

7th March 2014

A Caithness business is gearing up to increase its workforce of 35 after being taken over. That is the hope of Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE) which has provided a funding package to the the new owners. Up to £100,000 in a working capital grant has been awarded to Denchi…

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