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Subsea 7 Announces Cost Reduction Measures - 3000 Jobs To Go WorldwideThumbnail for article : Subsea 7 Announces Cost Reduction Measures - 3000 Jobs To Go Worldwide
Subsea 7 issued further details of the cost reduction programme, following initial guidance provided on 30 April 2020.   It is envisaged that the overall reduction in headcount would be approximately 3,000 from the global workforce of 12,000, by the end of the second quarter 2021.  
Wester Bridge Opening/road ClosureThumbnail for article : Wester Bridge Opening/road Closure
Subsea7 are about to commence the launch of a pipeline bundle into Sinclair's Bay.   This operation will take between 24 - 36 hours and will require Subsea 7 to open the Wester Bridge to allow towheads to pass under and out to sea.  
Towheads Travelling Through Wick To Subsea 7 Wester Site - 16 March 2020Thumbnail for article : Towheads Travelling Through Wick To Subsea 7 Wester Site - 16 March 2020
Subsea 7 will be moving 2 towheads for the Buzzard Project from Wick Harbour to Wester Site in the coming days.   The first towhead move is much the same as a normal towhead move and it is planned to leave Wick Harbour on Friday 13th March at around 09:30 and proceed directly to Wester Site - see sketch below.  
Towheads Travelling Through Wick To Subsea 7 Wester Site - 13 March 2020Thumbnail for article : Towheads Travelling Through Wick To Subsea 7 Wester Site - 13 March 2020
Subsea 7 will be moving 2 towheads for the Buzzard Project from Wick Harbour to Wester Site in the coming days.   The first towhead move is much the same as a normal towhead move and it is planned to leave Wick Harbour on Friday 13th March at around 09:30 and proceed directly to Wester Site - see sketch below.  
Towheads Travelling Through Wick To Subsea 7 Wester Site - 17 March 2020Thumbnail for article : Towheads Travelling Through Wick To Subsea 7 Wester Site - 17 March 2020
Subsea 7 will be moving 2 towheads for the Buzzard Project from Wick Harbour to Wester Site in the coming days.   The first towhead move is much the same as a normal towhead move and it is planned to leave Wick Harbour on Friday 13th March at around 09:30 and proceed directly to Wester Site - see sketch below.  
College And JGC Engineering Support Apprenticeship Opportunities In CaithnessThumbnail for article : College And JGC Engineering Support Apprenticeship Opportunities In Caithness
Aspiring engineers in the north highlands will benefit from a new apprenticeship pathway developed by North Highland College UHI and JGC Engineering.  The new pathway has been created to promote the value of employer engagement and the benefit of the skills, learning and experience gained at college.  
Wester Bridge Opening/Road ClosureThumbnail for article : Wester Bridge Opening/Road Closure
Please be advised that we are about to commence the launch of a pipeline bundle into Sinclair's Bay.   This operation will take between 24 - 36 hours and will require Subsea 7 to open the Wester Bridge to allow towheads to pass under and out to sea.  
Towheads/large Structures Travelling Through WickThumbnail for article : Towheads/large Structures Travelling Through Wick
To whom it may concern: Subsea 7 will be moving three towheads for the Equinor Snorre Project from Wick Harbour to Wester Site from Monday 2nd December.   It is planned that the towheads will travel along the route through town (as in the photograph below) over three days (one per day) and we hope to complete the operation by Wednesday the 4th of December.  
JGC Engineering And Technical Services Celebrates Milestone ProjectThumbnail for article : JGC Engineering And Technical Services Celebrates Milestone Project
Major milestone met on Moray East Offshore Windfarm project.   High voltage equipment containers for the offshore substation platforms to be sailed out from Thurso fabrication yard.  
Towheads/Large Structures Travelling Through WickThumbnail for article : Towheads/Large Structures Travelling Through Wick
Subsea 7 will be moving three towheads for the Equinor Snorre Project from Wick Harbour to Wester Site in the next 2-3 days.  It is planned that the towheads will travel along the route through town as in the photograph.  
New Staff And Premises For Expanding Caithness CompanyThumbnail for article : New Staff And Premises For Expanding Caithness Company
A Caithness engineering and design company has created new jobs and moved into larger premises.   Thurso based Envision Engineering & Design's expert team provides product and engineering design services to clients in many industrial sectors from nuclear, oil & gas, hydro and renewables.  
Caithness Company Leads The Way To A 'Cyber Strong' RegionThumbnail for article : Caithness Company Leads The Way To A 'Cyber Strong' Region
A Caithness engineering and design company has become the first to achieve national accreditation through the region's ‘Cyber Strong' initiative.   Thurso based Envision Engineering & Design has been awarded government backed Cyber Essentials certification.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commencing 1st January 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 .  
Subsea 7 Awarded Huge Contract Offshore NorwayThumbnail for article : Subsea 7 Awarded Huge Contract Offshore Norway
Subsea 7 S.A.  (Oslo Børs: SUBC, ADR: SUBCY) has announced the award of a substantial contract by Statoil for the Snorre Expansion Project, located in the Tampen area, 150 km west of Florø in Norway.  
Award Boost For Thurso Engineering Firm - Envision Engineering And Design LimitedThumbnail for article : Award Boost For Thurso Engineering Firm - Envision Engineering And Design Limited
A Thurso based engineering firm has secured an industry accreditation award that will boost its reputation internationally and help attract new business.   Envision Engineering and Design Limited created five jobs when it was set up less than a year ago by Liam Sutherland and Stuart Anderson, both of whom are originally from Caithness.  
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.  
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.