Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

New jobs on the horizon as HIE tenders for £1.5m life sciences warehouse on Lewis

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has issued a £1.5 million tender for a new life sciences warehouse on the Isle of Lewis.
A new warehouse worth £1.5million is being tendered for on the Isle of Lewis.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has issued a £1.5million tender for a new life sciences warehouse on the Isle of Lewis.

The regional development agency issued a notice this week for a contract to build a warehouse, to complement a factory it already owns at Breasclete, near Callanish.

The property is leased to BASF, an international chemical company that supplies to the “life sciences” market, supplying among other products long chain lipids for foods and diet supplements.

Due to an international demand for the chemical compounds produced at BASF the company is looking to expand its business, including the creation of new jobs.

The company, that currently employs 80 people, already works out of a factory building owned by HIE.

International expansion

Joanna Peteranna, area manager for the Outer Hebrides team at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), said: “We have a tender out just now for a contract to build a new warehouse at life science business, BASF in Breasclete, Isle of Lewis.

“The company occupies a factory onsite, which is owned by HIE, and currently employs around 80 people.

“As it has been expanding internationally, the new warehouse will enable much needed storage capacity to support its growing development plans.

“The products, such as highly purified omega-3 rich fatty acids are used in pharmaceutical and dietary supplements, most of which are exported around the world.

“As well as securing existing jobs, a number of new high-quality jobs are expected to be created by our investment.

“We’ve supported the company’s growth over several years are we are delighted to have played a key role in enabling this latest investment to strengthen the business further.”

What does BASF manufacture?

From its website, BASF Pharma (Callanish) Limited says it is “a global leader in manufacturing highly-concentrated omega-3 fatty acids, for pharmaceutical, clinical nutrition and general nutritional applications.

“We provide all the key fatty acids of omega-3 up to 99% purity, including EPA, DHA and GLA to name a few.

“Our cGMP facility on the Isle of Lewis, off the north west coast of Scotland, has been operating for more than 20 years as a dedicated lipid development plant, and can deliver commercial quantities of whatever form a customer requires: free fatty acids, ethyl esters, enriched, or reconstituted triglycerides.

“Our flexible purification methods can be applied to fatty acids from all main sources: marine, botanical and algal.

“Researchers and pharmaceutical companies use our super-pure lipids to develop active pharmaceutical ingredients.”

Previously, the Press & Journal reported on trials for fungicide treatments being manufactured by BASF.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]