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Marine Services News


11/3/2015
Pentland Firth Works Operations - Details For MarinersThumbnail for article : Pentland Firth Works Operations - Details For Mariners
James Fisher Marine Services Booths Park House Chelford Road Knutsford Cheshire Main Contact Stan Groundwater s.groundwater[AT]james-fisher.co.uk tel 01856831380 mob 07747843712 All positions to be quoted in World Geodetic System 1984 [WGS84], lat.  / long., in deg./ minutes.  
21/1/2015
Happening At GillsThumbnail for article : Happening At Gills
The 24 metre-long multi-cat vessel C-Salvor is paying her first 2015 operational visit to Gills Harbour this week.   The little rectangular-shaped 145-tonne ship is using the Scottish mainland's most Northerly port for conducting diver-led survey operations for tidal electricity developers MeyGen Ltd at its Crown Estate lease site, 1 mile off the little port, and just offshore from its planned cable-landfall site at Ness of Quoys, that lies 1 mile along the Gills Bay coast east from the harbour.  
10/12/2014
MeyGen Public Open Days, 16th - 17th December 2014Thumbnail for article : MeyGen Public Open Days, 16th - 17th December 2014
It is MeyGen's intention to start onshore construction at Ness of Quoys near to the village of Mey early next year and they are planning on holding two open days next week in order to assist with any questions about the works and the project in general.   Members of the MeyGen team will be on hand between 11am - 9pm on Tuesday 16th December at Mey Hall and 11am - 9pm on Wednesday 17th December at Caithness Horizons.  
Damen Delivers Tug for Scrabster HarbourThumbnail for article : Damen Delivers Tug for Scrabster Harbour
Scrabster Harbour Trust (UK) has taken delivery of a new harbor tug / workboat, a Damen Stan Tug 1606.  The vessel, named Highlanders, will replace its current workboat which was built in 1976.  
11/11/2014
ANDRITZ to supply tidal current turbines to MeyGenThumbnail for article : ANDRITZ to supply tidal current turbines to MeyGen
ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from MeyGen Ltd.  to supply three 1.5-megawatt tidal current turbines to the planned tidal array in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth, Scotland.  
6/11/2014
World's largest tidal array development wins prestigious international AwardThumbnail for article : World's largest tidal array development wins prestigious international Award
The UK's 'MeyGen Project' awarded the ICOE's inaugural 'Navigator Award'.   5th November 2014: Last night, the 398MW MeyGen project was awarded the first ever 'Navigator Award' at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), in recognition of the project's significant contribution to the global marine renewable industry.  
Caithness People Urged To Give Views on New Faster Ferry Services Gills/BurwickThumbnail for article : Caithness People Urged To Give Views on New Faster Ferry Services Gills/Burwick
Independent questionnaire conducted for Pentland Ferries Ltd by 'Survey Monkey' about the desirability of a 'real' short-sea-crossing of Pentland Firth Gills Harbour, Caithness to a 'new' RO:RO terminal at Burwick, just eight miles across the water.   Give Your Views In the survey HERE Folk in Caithness who travel by ferry to Orkney have only a few more days to vote if they would like to see a new route developed from Gills Harbour that would cut the Pentland Firth sea-crossing time to just half-an-hour.  
20/10/2014
Mojo Maritime and James Fisher Marine Services Ready For Meygen's Inner Sound Tidal ProjectThumbnail for article : Mojo Maritime and James Fisher Marine Services Ready For Meygen's Inner Sound Tidal Project
Mojo Maritime has signed a contract with James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) which will see them provide significant marine operational and engineering expertise to the construction phase of the MeyGen Inner Sound tidal project.   Over the next two years, Mojo will work closely with JFMS carrying out the detailed design, planning and execution of the subsea cable, foundation and turbine installation.  
20/10/2014
Meygen Returns To Caithness To Update Locals On Progress
MeyGen Ltd's Chief Executive Officer Mr Dan Pearson to speak in public about progress with its Marine Power Station on 22nd October 2014.   Mr Dan Pearson, the Chief Executive Officer of MeyGen Ltd, is to address folk in North East Caithness from the platform at Mey Village Hall, in NE Caithness, on the evening of Wednesday October 22nd at 7:30 pm.  
23/9/2014
Gills Harbour At Biggest Electricity Conference
Scotland's most Northerly port represented at 2014 biggest conference of the year devoted solely to electricity from the seas.   The managers of the Scottish mainland's most Northerly port, on the shores of the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound, were represented at this week's Marine Conference in Inverness organised by trade representative body Scottish Renewables (SR).  
17/9/2014
Leask Marine Collects AwardThumbnail for article : Leask Marine Collects Award
At the Fourth annual Energy North Awards held in Inverness saw Leask Marine collect the top award for the Best Renewable Energy Service Supplier.   Organised by Energy North the event recognises the important contribution companies from across the region make to the success of the renewable energy and supply chain industries.  
5/9/2014
Technical Data Gathering In The Pentland FirthThumbnail for article : Technical Data Gathering In The Pentland Firth
The Most Extensive & Practical Science and Engineering Project in Far North of Scotland (Caithness) perhaps since Dounreay's Operational Closure in 1994 Takes Place this Month (09.2014) from Gills Harbour: turbulence in tidal-streams.   The most extensive science and engineering research project to take place in Caithness for many years is occurring this month (September, 2014) from a base at Gills Harbour, on the shores of the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound.  
31/7/2014
Wick Set To Become Beatrice Operation and Maintenance BaseThumbnail for article : Wick Set To Become Beatrice Operation and Maintenance Base
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), a joint venture partnership formed between SSE Renewables (75%) and Repsol Nuevas Energias UK (25%), has announced that Wick Harbour is likely to become the future location of the Beatrice offshore wind farm Operation and Maintenance base (O&M).   A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been finalised with Wick Harbour Authority and BOWL this week.  
19/7/2014
Nicola Sturgeon At Wick HarbourThumbnail for article : Nicola Sturgeon At Wick Harbour
The Scottish cabinet was in Wick on monday 14th July 2014..  
6/6/2014
Delegates To Innovation Conference Visit Gills HarbourThumbnail for article : Delegates To Innovation Conference Visit Gills Harbour
GILLS BAY/PENTLAND FIRTH'S INNER SOUND VISIT BY DELEGATES TO TOP-LEVEL INNOVATION CONFERENCE HOSTED BY THURSO'S ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS.   A top team of Scottish-based scientists, engineers and academics sailed out to the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound from Gills Bay on a fact-finding mission to see at first hand the fast-flowing waters above the seabed site of the UK's first planned 'marine electricity' power-station.  
30/4/2014
Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP to visit Gills Harbour
Scotland's Energy Minister Mr Fergus Ewing, MSP, has promised to pay a visit to Gills Harbour, on the shores of the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound.   The Minister made the pledge to harbour company chairman Mr Bill Mowat, prior to Mr Ewing providing a keynote speech to the annual Scottish Highland Renewable Energy Conference in Inverness on April 24th.  
11/4/2014
Sea Survival Trainng Course - RYA FIRST AIDThumbnail for article : Sea Survival Trainng Course - RYA FIRST AID
First course being run in Wick Wednesday 30th April 2014 This is a one day course and it covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective.   It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers or at sea.  
9/4/2014
FloWave Test Tank Facility Can Simulate Pentland Firth ConditionsThumbnail for article : FloWave Test Tank Facility Can Simulate Pentland Firth Conditions
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY'S MULTI-MILLION POUND BRAND-NEW 'FloWave TT' FACILITY IS A WORLD-LEADER THAT CAN SIMULATE ACTUAL PENTLAND FIRTH WAVE AND TIDAL SEA-CONDITIONS.   One of the biggest and most complex scientific instruments ever devised and built in Scotland will be 'in commercial action' for the first time this Spring (2014) at its site near Blackford Hill in Edinburgh.  
30/3/2014
Gills Harbour Works Repair Storm DamageThumbnail for article : Gills Harbour Works Repair Storm Damage
Works have been going on at the Inner Basin of Gills Harbour, on the North coast of Caithness, during the past few weeks.   The project, which is being undertaken mostly using large back-hoe excavators, is mainly aimed at removing boulders and loose jagged rocks from the Basin's sea-floor.  
14/3/2014
Heavy Lift Pad Construction Underway At Wick HarbourThumbnail for article : Heavy Lift Pad Construction  Underway At Wick Harbour
Wick Harbour Authority is making progress with its plans to create a heavy-lift facility on the commercial quay at Wick harbour, with contractors Gunns Lybster Ltd having now begun the work.   The project, and its associated dredging works, was supported by CNSRP partners HIE and NDA respectively and is the first of several proposed phases of work to position the harbour as a key player in the energy sector, with the current focus being on potential to benefit from the development of Offshore Wind in the Moray Firth.