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Engineering & Metal Goods Articles

Subsea7 Caithness - Premier Oil Catcher Area DevelopmentThumbnail for article : Subsea7 Caithness - Premier Oil Catcher Area Development
Offshore activity is ramping up on Premier Oil's Catcher project in the North Sea, with all three Pipeline Bundles now successfully installed.  Subsea 7's Alasdair Farquharson and Tammie Sebire and Jon Taylor of Premier Oil reflect on the significance of the first Bundle launch in Wick..  
Seal of approval for Caithness engineering skillsThumbnail for article : Seal of approval for Caithness engineering skills
An Aberdeen oil and gas company that located its manufacturing operation to Lybster in Caithness says it is delighted with the results.   Torque machine manufacturer Enerquip secured £60,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) towards the £240,000 initial capital equipment and employment costs at Lybster.  
Enterprise Engineering Services Gains Prestigious Welding AccreditationThumbnail for article : Enterprise Engineering Services Gains Prestigious Welding Accreditation
International engineering firm Enterprise Engineering Services (EES), which has a base in Caithness, is one of the first fabrication companies to achieve the Welding Fabricator Certification Scheme accreditation, BS EN ISO 3834.   This demonstrates EES' capabilities for high integrity welding.  
Dounreay and Nuvia Ltd collaborate on new beach monitoring vehiclesThumbnail for article : Dounreay and Nuvia Ltd collaborate on new beach monitoring vehicles
Dounreay's beach monitoring fleet has a new look with the addition of new vehicles - the Metrac H5 all-terrain vehicle (ATV).  The H5s are fitted with the same GroundhogTM Evolution monitoring equipment as the current ATVs, so this is a change of looks but not a change of function.  
Kongsberg Camera AwardThumbnail for article : Kongsberg Camera Award
Specially developed KONGSBERG camera receives innovation award from the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, the UK arm of Norwegian maritime and offshore technology specialist Kongsberg Maritime, has received the award for Best application of an innovative solution with tangible savings/benefits (SME)' at the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain Awards, held in Manchester this November.   David Craigie, the product designer holding the award.  
Dounreay camera innovation wins NDA awardThumbnail for article : Dounreay camera innovation wins NDA award
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority recognised the role played by a Wick-based manufacturer at Dounreay in its national awards for the UK supply chain.   Kongsberg Maritime Ltd supplied a camera capable of working in the harsh radiation environment inside the Dounreay Fast Reactor.  
Kongsberg Picks Up Supply Chain Award
The winners of this prestigious year's NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards were announced to a packed audience in Manchester.   The awards, launched last year, recognise the contribution of suppliers to the UK's nuclear clean-up mission and were among the highlights of yesterday's NDA Estate Supply Chain Event.  
Subsea 7 invests in pipeline fabrication siteThumbnail for article : Subsea 7 invests in pipeline fabrication site
Subsea 7, a global leader in seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services to the offshore energy industry, is investing over 5.5million in refurbishing its pipeline Bundle fabrication site at Wick, Caithness.   Established in 1978, the fabrication site is located six miles north of Wick, Caithness in the North of Scotland.  
Summer placement students prepare for the world of workThumbnail for article : Summer placement students prepare for the world of work
Twenty eight ambitious students, bringing fresh thinking and innovative ideas to businesses across the Highlands and Islands, are gathering to brush up on their skills for the world of work at a residential training course this week Monday 15 - Thursday 18 July.   The students, who come from across Scotland to work for up to twelve weeks with local businesses, are part of the TalentScotland Summer Placement Programme managed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  
Caithness Firm JGC Spotlighted In Latest NDA Newsletter
JGC was founded in Thurso by the current Chairman Jock Campbell, who began supplying welding services to the NDAs Dounreay site and the neighbouring Vulcan naval test base back in 1972.   The company has since expanded into other sectors including oil and gas, becoming more specialised in the process, and now has an annual turnover of 10 million-plus, together with a workforce of 130 people.