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Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership

www.cnsrp.org.uk

Photograph of Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration PartnershipThe Caithness And North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership was formed as part of the need to find new ways of develping the local economy with the rundown and decommissioning of nuclear facilities at Dounreay in Caithness.

To help guide the delivery of the Action Plan the partnership has three groupings: an Advisory Board, an Executive Board and a Senior Officers' Group. The Advisory Board comprises a range of local organisations, and offers comments on the delivery of the Plan, as well as guidance on the ongoing direction of the process we have embarked upon. It is Chaired by the Convener of The Highland Council. The Executive Board comprises the Chief Executives of the main partners (The Highland Council, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) as well as a senior representative from the Scottish Government's Enterprise Division. The Chair of this group is Sir Anthony Cleaver. The Senior Officers' Group comprises the key local area managers/ directors from the partners (HIE Area Manager, Highland Council Corporate Manager, DSRL Managing Director). It checks on detailed delivery issues relating to the Plan.

For more details and actions or updates each month see the partnership web site.

Telephone
01847 896834

E-mail
info@cnsrp.org.uk

Postal Address
Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership
7A Traill House
Olrig Street

Thurso
Caithness
KW14 7BJ





News for Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership

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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has made leadership changes in Caithness and Sutherland, following the recent announcement of plans to create a spaceport near Tongue.   Roy Kirk has moved from his role as area manager to become project director for the new spaceport, where he will lead HIE's plans to develop the new satellite launch facility.  

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