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Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commencing 21 January 2019 SpaceHub Sutherland: The team working on this exciting project have now created a web presence at www.spacehubsutherland.com which will be a central resource for information about the project as it progresses.  And the team will be on the ground in Melness next week, continuing the series of engagement events with the local community.  
Scrabster Harbour Prepares For Further Major DevelopmentsThumbnail for article : Scrabster Harbour Prepares For Further Major Developments
Scrabster harbour has set out a tendering process for major new works at the harbour.   The procurement notice sets out what is required from tendering companies for the multi-million pound contract.  
NDA Draft Business Plan 2019 - 2022 - A Chance To Make CommentsThumbnail for article : NDA Draft Business Plan 2019 - 2022 - A Chance To Make Comments
Introduction to the Consultation How to respond In this consultation, the NDA wants to hear from members of the public, nuclear regulators, employees within our businesses, trade unions, local authorities, Site Stakeholder Groups, Non-Governmental Organisations and any other organisation or public body.  In your response please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation.  
Man arrested in connection with "bogus workman" offences
Police in Lochaber can confirm that a 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with alleged consumer protection offences in Fort William.   It follows an investigation by Police Scotland and Highland Council Trading Standards, after a report was received this week of "bogus workmen" in Fort William and alleged fraudulent activity relating to charges for work carried out on a house in the town.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Energy & Business Services: It was good to meet this week with a large company seeking to grow its presence in Caithness, and good to be able to provide some productive links with initiatives that HIE is already supporting and which might help further attract its interest.  We are fortunate in having a number of opportunities in the north in the engineering/ energy sectors and I'm particularly keen to help where there are clear opportunities to use innovation as a means of bringing more international trade opportunities to the area.  
Procurement At Dounreay Information About How To Work With Dounreay As A Supplier.Thumbnail for article : Procurement At Dounreay Information About How To Work With Dounreay As A Supplier.
Information on working with Dounreay and the supply chain was recently updated and is updated now on a monthly basis.   If your company is interested in working with Dounreay then check the details at - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/dounreay/about/procurement.  
Dounreay To Hold Emergency Exercise On 17 January 2019Thumbnail for article : Dounreay To Hold Emergency Exercise On 17 January 2019
An emergency exercise will take place at Dounreay on the morning of Thursday 17 January.  The site alert will be sounded to initiate the exercise.  
Bliadhna mhath ùr!/ Happy New Year! - Eann Sinclair CNSRP Reviews 2018Thumbnail for article : Bliadhna mhath ùr!/ Happy New Year!  - Eann Sinclair CNSRP Reviews 2018
My weekly CNSRP updates are intended to be short and informative, and the same applies to this quick review of 2018 as it relates to the work of CNSRP! Our focus this year has remained on those key opportunities we feel will bring us maximum economic and socio-economic returns.  And, amidst wider economic uncertainties, we continue to see good progress.  
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - Draft Business Plan ConsultationThumbnail for article : Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - Draft Business Plan Consultation
In this consultation, the NDA wants to hear from members of the public, nuclear regulators, employees within our businesses, trade unions, local authorities, Site Stakeholder Groups, Non-Governmental Organisations and any other organization or public body.  In your response please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - UpdateThumbnail for article : Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Weeks commencing 10th & 17th December 2018.   UKVL Sutherland: The UKVL team was in Tongue last week to hold another drop-in session to update local residents on progress with the project.  
Scotland's Oldest Nuclear Reactor At Dounreay To Go As Demolition Contract AwardedThumbnail for article : Scotland's Oldest Nuclear Reactor At Dounreay To Go As Demolition Contract Awarded
The decommissioning of Dounreay's oldest nuclear reactor has taken a major step forward with the award of a multi-million pound contract.   Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR) was the first operational nuclear reactor in Scotland and achieved criticality in 1958.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Weeks commencing 26th November and 3rd December 2018 UKVL Sutherland: I was delighted to take part in a discussion this week in Thurso with Trudy Morris of Caithness Chamber, the HIE team taking forward the UKVL project and UK/ US representatives from Lockheed Martin.  As I have previously highlighted here, Lockheed Martin are one of the two industry partners involved in the project, and their vast experience of launch and satellite technology was clear as we discussed opportunities for the local supply chain as well as exciting opportunities to bring a long-term Lockheed Martin presence into Caithness and North Sutherland.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Week Commencing 26tg November 2018 Energy & Business Services: Following last week's Offshore Wind Week Crown Estate Scotland has just published its report into future licensing rounds for offshore wind leases.  http://www.crownestatescotland.com/media-and-notices/news-media-releases-opinion/timescales-and-next-steps-for-new-offshore-wind-leasing-for-scotland at the same time it has been interesting to note that Highland Council's north planning committee this week agreed to raise no objection to the application by Moray West for an offshore windfarm off the Caithness coast.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Weeks Commencing 12th and 19th November 2018 Energy & Business Services: My colleague Keith Muir and I met up last week with the directors of JGC Engineering Services Ltd to catch up on current and future plans, which have been boosted by the news I shared recently that JGC has been awarded a contract by Siemens Transmission and Distribution relating to the Triton Knoll offshore windfarm project of the east coast of England.  Siemens is also the turbine provider for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm off the Caithness coast.  
Scottsh Police Authority Annual Report And Accounts 2017-18 Published
Scottish Police Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18 Published.   Report shows improvements in financial management, governance and transparency The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has published its annual report and accounts for the 2017-18 financial year.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Energy & Business Services: I met up this week with Stephen Sutherland, Chair of Caithness Chamber of Commerce and director at JGC Engineering & Technical Services, at a tourism-related session hosted by the Chamber Board (see below for more).  Stephen told me about the fantastic news that JGC has been awarded a contract by Siemens Transmission and Distribution relating to the Triton Knoll offshore windfarm project of the east coast of England.  
Dounreay Socio Economic Plan 2018/19 - 2021/22
The Dounreay Socio Economic Plan sets out the main activities to be undertaken by the Dounreay Socio Economic Alliance (DSEA) which consists of Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Cavendish Dounreay Partnership (CDP) and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL.   DSEA's activities are based on support to mitigate the economic impacts of the decommissioning of the Dounreay site.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Weeks commencing 15th & 22nd October.   Energy & Business Services: Cavendish Dounreay Partnership, the Parent Body Organisation at Dounreay, made a significant announcement last week on opportunities for its workforce .(https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dounreay-management-makes-long-term-employment-commitment-to-workforce), which included a commitment to "develop training and support programmes to put individuals in the strongest possible position to move into another local job with one of the growing industries such as space or renewable energy.  
Dounreay Management Makes Long-term Employment Commitment To WorkforceThumbnail for article : Dounreay Management Makes Long-term Employment Commitment To Workforce
The companies responsible for decommissioning Dounreay on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have set out proposals to ensure long-term employment for their workforce after the site closes.   Around 1,100 Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) staff taking apart the former research site have been told about a series of future commitments including the offer of a job with one of the companies behind the site's parent body organisation Cavendish Dounreay Partnership.  
Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership - Update
Weeks commencing 17th September- 1st October 2018.   Energy & Business Services: CNSRP partner Highlands and Islands Enterprise, in association with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Scottish Government, has launched a programme called "Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR)." This is a service to help the UK supply chain get ready to bid for work in the offshore renewable energy sector.