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Highlands & Islands Renewable Energy Awards 2019

We are delighted to have been shortlisted twice in the 2019 Highlands & Islands Renewable Energy Awards

Good luck to all the other nominees.

 

⭐ Highlands & Islands Renewable Energy Awards Shorlist ⭐
We are pleased to announce the shortlist of entrants for the 2019 Highlands & Islands Renewable Energy Awards which take place at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness on Thursday 25th April.

▪️ Green Marine (UK) Ltd
▪️ Leask Marine
▪️ Renewable Parts Ltd
▪️ Barres
▪️ Awesome Energy (Dalriada) Ltd
▪️ Community Energy Scotland
▪️ North Uist Development Company
▪️ ALI Energy
▪️ AES Solar
▪️ Wick Harbour
▪️ Fair Isle Project: HIE, Scottish Water & Shetland Islands Council
▪️ Beatrice Offshore Project: BOWL, Highland Council & Wick Harbour Authority
▪️ SSE Renewables – Stonelairg Wind Farm
▪️ HIE Energy & Low Carbon Team
▪️ SSEN Transmisson
▪️ Greener Energy Group

Harbour News Tuesday 2 April 2019

We`ve had a busy few weeks around the harbour with cargo activity, new Crew Transfer vessels arriving and the usual fish landings.  Cargo vessel Helen Anna was in port delivering pipe cargo beginning March 2019. Mid March saw the arrival of the Eems Delta with a cargo of lime.

 

The Tanker Antares was in with fuel 19 March 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March saw the arrival of 2 new Crew Transfer Vessels to the harbour – Seacat Volunteer and Dalby Humber. Both vessels working out the Beatrice windfarm site.  Over the next few weeks further vessels will be arriving in port as the summer campaign out at the windfarm site gears up.

 

End of March/beginning April culminated with the Amadeus Aquamarjin calling with cargo of lime.

 

The SMN Explorer arrived in port today with the Subsea 7 towhead structures. The vessel is successfully berthed on the North Pier and is currently discharging her cargo for onward transportation to the Wester Site.

Various visiting white and shell fish boats have landed during the month consigning their catches to market.

Wick Harbour Authority – Caithness International Science Festival 2019 talk

We are pleased to be supporting Caithness International Science Festival 2019 .   A warm welcome is extended to come along to Willie Watt`s presentation in Wick Assembly Rooms Friday 22nd March 2019 at 6.45pm.

 

Harbour News 11 February 2019

Almost half way through February 2019 already. Weather to date this winter has been quite favourable with few harbour closed days.

Fishing – usual shell fish landings with some favourable weather over Christmas and New Year and good prices .  Crab and lobster prices remain steady.

Cargo – pipes delivered to port mid January . Another 2/3 shipments expected over the next few weeks . Deliveries of on-shore windfarm blades expected Spring 2019.

Harbour Improvements – Commercial Quay lighting is now 50 % complete , the remainder to be completed by end March 2019. We have replaced the lights on 5 columns with brighter LED lanterns.  We have also installed 3  additional LED floodlights . This improvement will greatly enhance this area.

Work will be commencing shortly to install new lighting in areas where we have little or no coverage around the harbour.   We have been awarded a grant to assist with this work from Highland Moray FLAG. We would like to thank our local fishermen who helped support our application and Sarah Lamb, Highland Moray Flag Development Co-ordinator for her guidance and assistance.

Metal kerbing has been renewed on the South Quay and South Pier  and  Outer Harbour. Work is ongoing installing kerbing on other harbour areas .  We have also decided to renew the decking on marina pontoons. This work should be completed by April/May . We are also installing additional lighting on the marina.  We are confident these improvements will enhance the various harbour area.

1 February saw two thirds of the turbines safely installed out at the SSE Bowl windfarm . Good progress can be seen at the old Stevens Building which will eventually house the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Operations and Maintenance premises with an anticipated May 2019 move in date. It is great to see Thomas Telfords original building being brought back into use.

Recent Soundings from the Outer Harbour entrance indicated a small area of silting out past the knuckle. Work to remove this is taking place.

 

A tour around Wick Harbour 8 January 2019