Catch up on this week's business news headlines, including maritime, energy and political updates.
North Sea Oil and Gas
Safety watchdog launches investigation after North Sea worker hit on the head by crane hook (Energy Voice)
Equinor Studying Drone Use in Offshore Oil and Gas Environment (OE Digital)
North Sea firm avoids potential Iran sanctions hitch as Joe Biden inaugurated (The Herald)
Dounreay offshore wind turbines would 'dwarf' those in Beatrice project, says Caithness councillor (John O’Groat Journal)
Ørsted Launches Pioneering Offshore Wind–to-Hydrogen Project (POWER)
The Scottish Government is developing plans to establish fair, sustainable, green ports. These would adapt the UK government’s freeport proposals, offering streamlined planning processes and a package of tax and customs reliefs.
Analysis of responses to 'Scotland’s Economic Performance: the contribution of place-based economic development zones' survey have now been published by the Scottish Government.
Current lockdown measures will stay in place across mainland Scotland and some island communities until at least the middle of February, the First Minister confirmed this week.
The reproduction rate R in Scotland is currently estimated as being between 0.8 and 1.1.
COVID-19: Full UK border closure 'considered' by government, says Environment Secretary George Eustice (Sky News)
Two new UK Government walk-in Covid-19 testing centres open in Fife (The Courier)
UK ministers look at increasing support for people forced to self-isolate (Financial Times)
Scottish Government coronavirus briefing RECAP: John Swinney to announce latest covid figures as opponents demand clarity on vaccine wastage (The Scotsman)