On January 12, in the Port of IJmuiden, Deep BV started the mobilisation of the vessels to be used for the geophysical survey of Sites I and II of the Borssele Wind Farm Zone. Depending on the weather, the due date for the survey is mid-March and will be followed by a geotechnical investigation.The geophysical survey is part of the surveys as described in the Project and Site Description of the Borssele Wind Farm Zone on the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).Press release; Image: RVO
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe pressure on the Scottish Government to provide funding to regenerate the Stranraer Waterfront has been stepped up, following the recent announcement that the McKinney Group has been appointed as preferred bidder to bring forward detailed proposals for the regeneration of the 17 acre East Pier on the Waterfront.The Scottish Finance Minister John Swinney has agreed to meet with Councillor Colin Smyth, the Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee to discuss the project.Councillor Smyth said, “The regeneration of Stranraer is a priority for the Council and the recent announcement of the preferred developer for the East Pier is a big step forward. The Council has already invested around £4m to develop Agnew Park, the West Pier and sailing facilities as part of the overall vision for the waterfront and as a Council Administration we are committed to putting in even more funding in the future.”“We have also been able to attract UK Government Funding through the Coastal Communities Fund as well as EU grants and we are now on the way to bringing private sector investment in through redevelopment of the East Pier.”“However, the weak link remains the Scottish Government. We have to be honest and say whilst the Waterfront is an attractive opportunity, it isn’t in the centre of Glasgow or Edinburgh. Property values in the area are low compared to other parts of Scotland, so there won’t be a big queue of private companies looking to pump millions into Stranraer over night to get a big return. The project is a slow burner and there is no doubt that with a site very much on the periphery, there will be an element of market failure.”“The site itself will need several millions spent on it to bring it up to a developable standard, for example through improvements to roads and other infrastructure, and there may well need to be an element of public sector facilities built on the site. That’s where the Scottish Government needs to step up to the mark and play their part. Without Scottish Government funding, regeneration may well happen eventually but certainly not to the full potential in the timescale we want to see it happen.”“I wrote to John Swinney seeking a meeting to discuss possible Scottish Government investment and I am pleased he has agreed. Ahead of that meeting, over the remainder of the summer officials from the council and the Scottish Government will meet to discuss the project and then I will be meeting with the Minister to talk about how the Scottish Government can play a part in helping us take the project forward”.
LETTERKENNY has been given a much-needed jobs boost with the announcement of 75 new jobs for the town.The South Carolina-headquartered company is to invest in a 40,000 sq ft expansion of its Lisnennan facility.The investment is supported by the Government via IDA Ireland. Zeus Industrial Products is a developer and manufacturer of precision polymer extrusions, including specialist fluropolymer tubing solutions, for a range of industries.Established in 1966, the company is privately held by the original founder Frank P Tourville and employs 1,200 people worldwide. The company established operations in Ireland in 2005.“Our experience of doing business in Ireland has been a positive one,” said the company’s general manager for Ireland Séamus Hughes.He said the decision to expand its operations here was due to growth in its customer base in Europe. “We are very excited about our expansion plans and I look forward to finding the right calibre of staff to ensure our continued success here,” Mr Hughes added.EndsFirst posted: 13.00 Thursday Dec 16th: Updated 10.00 FridayALWAYS FIRST WITH THE GOOD NEWS: 75 NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED FOR LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 17th, 2010 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)