Issues with a major subsea cable project have ignited fresh fears about plans for a major project to hook Shetland up to the UK’s electricity grid.
“We need more Viking type projects, it's just difficult to find the space”, said Derek Hastings, SSE Renewables' head of onshore projects.
Suspected unexploded ordnance has been found along the route of the planned subsea cable that will link Shetland to the mainland.
A local campaign group has raised concerns about plans to install a giant power cable between Shetland and the Scottish mainland, after a similar project hit difficulties.
Energy regulator Ofgem has approved a huge power link cable from the Shetland Isles to the Scottish mainland.
Plans for a giant power cable linking Shetland to the Scottish mainland are “crucial” to ensure security of the islands long-term energy supply, according to the firm behind the proposal.