Viking Energy Windfarm reaches halfway mark

Viking Energy Windfarm has reached a major milestone as the 52nd turbine is installed.

The windfarm is now at the halfway mark with just another 51 turbines to go before completion.

The 52nd turbine is located in the northern sector of the wind farm.

Robert Yeates, Vestas lead project manager said:  “We are very pleased to have reached the halfway mark of the construction programme.

“This significant milestone has been achieved with the continued close collaboration with our partner SSE Renewables, RJM the principal contractor on the Viking Energy Wind Farm, and our subcontractors.”


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  • Steven Jarmson

    • July 7th, 2023 23:28


    • Bob Marsh

      • July 15th, 2023 0:13

      Who is managing approval of these windfarm projects at SIC on behalf of the local people, or rather appears not.

      Apart from the obvious attraction of Shetland Inc. being the seller of power south, and thereby possibly the clean power provider Saudi Arabia of the North Sea, was the option for the Shetlanders ever considered to go it alone for economical power provision and sale of just sufficient to match the islands needs. Or only sanctioning schemes that minimise degradation of Shetland’s environment. Have the investment cost figures ever been calculated versus the paltry cash benefit that will likely currently accrue to Shetlanders, as opposed to the investors in this and other upcoming projects, onshore and offshore.

      Is this going to be another project at Shetland’s cost where once completed there will be a prompt equity divestment by the owners for massive profit to offshore pension funds and foreign investment houses keen to invest in ‘green energy’ and reap the financial kudos from that as power and profits head south, with Shetland being left with the visual detritus.


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