Shetland suppliers have benefitted from almost £5 million resulting from the development of a huge onshore wind farm on the island.
Viking Energy Windfarm
SSE has been given the green light to build parts of the Viking wind farm on crofting land.
Vestas has been confirmed as the supplier of the 103 turbines for the Shetland-based Viking Wind Farm, the UK’s largest onshore wind development.
Shetland firms interested in securing work on a major wind farm project are being encouraged to register on a website used by large companies to publicise tenders.
Energy regulator Ofgem has approved a huge power link cable from the Shetland Isles to the Scottish mainland.
An influx of almost £2 billion in investment to the Highlands has been put on hold as a giant wind farm project missed out on a bid to produce power in the Moray Firth.
The fate of billions of pounds worth of renewables projects will be determined today as the results of the third offshore wind auction round are announced.
Plans for a subsea electricity cable linking Shetland to the mainland have been provisionally approved by the energy regulator.