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Shetland businesses poised for decommissioning windfall, says trade body

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Shetland is set to benefit from massive opportunities presented by offshore decommissioning, according to a large trade organisation holding a forum in Lerwick tonight.

Decom North Sea is staging the event at the Shetland Museum to demonstrate how dismantling and removing major pieces of oil and gas infrastructure could prove to be a real boon for business in the isles.

The Aberdeen-based organisation has been stepping up its work with the energy supply chain since it was established two years ago.

Recent reports have pointed to a £1 billion annual expenditure in North Sea decommissioning by 2015, although only seven per cent of projects have so far been completed.

Tonight’s event is due to take place from 6pm to 7.30pm.

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Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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