Dales Voe has been identified as a preferred location for the UK’s first ultra deep water port.
The announcement has been made by Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse during a visit to the isles on Monday.
It came as Veolia-Peterson announced they had signed a major contract to provide “dismantlement and disposal” services for a significant decommissioning project at the Dales Voe site.
The announcement has been welcomed by politicians and industry representatives at an industry showcase event in the isles hosted by the Oil & Gas Authority and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.
• See Friday’s Shetland Times for full story and reaction.