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Heavy Lift Pad Construction Underway At Wick Harbour

14th March 2014

Photograph of 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.

On that subject, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (a technology innovation and knowledge centre) has this week published an economic impact assessment of the UK Offshore Wind and Marine energy sectors, highlighting the ongoing potential for both sectors to contribute to the economy over the coming years.

From Eann Sinclair's weekly update.

PHOTO - Bill Fernie
Start to the heavy lift pad installation at Wick Harbour.

 

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