NEW JOBS + CONTRACTS: Scots and Irish Govts give £180,000 interconnector contract to London consultancy

Tenders logoThe Scottish and Irish governments have awarded a £180,000 contract to a London-based consultancy to write a business plant to encourage potential future commercial development of a sub-sea electricity network and associated renewable energy projects in the ISLES Zone.

Based in Southwark, south-east London, Baringa Partners Ltd LP was just one of two bidders for the contract – which also includes the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in Ireland as project partners.

The plan will describe the commercial opportunities available, identifying current and future scenarios and interventions to maximise local economic (construction, manufacturing, operations and maintenance) content levels, outlining a path towards development and position the ISLES Zone as an attractive prospect for investment.

The business plan will assist relevant stakeholders – governments, transmission owners (both onshore and off-shore) system operators, generators and regulators – to support the development of infrastructure and generation projects in the ISLES Zone.

  • Meanwhile, Western Isles Council aims to recruit an external consultant to work on the implementation of an Outer Hebrides Energy Supply Company by 18 November.
  • Aberdeen-based Falck Safety Services is now recruiting for a number of offshore multi-discipline underwater diving instructors. For more information, contact: Michael Findlay, General Manager   

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