SSE Renewables spends £4.53 million on Viking with Shetland suppliers

Between June and the end of November, more than 30 companies in Shetland have already benefitted from their involvement

Statkraft submits final plans for Shetland wind farm

Final plans for a proposed wind farm in Yell have been submitted to the Scottish Government by the renewable energy company

Nova Innovation hopes to make waves with new tidal array in Canada

A total of 15 turbines will be installed which will generate enough electricity to power around 600 homes

Ofgem rejects SSEN’s £709m Shetland power link

The approval was based on the Viking Energy Wind Farm securing subsidies through the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference auction last month

BP hit with £400k fine after oil spill in Shetland

Around 3.8 tonnes of ‘extremely flammable, unstabilised crude oil’ spilled on to the ground at Sullom Voe Terminal in December 2012

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Ofgem minded to approve Shetland power link, reject Western Isles project

The former decision is subject to Viking Energy Wind Farm being awarded subsidies through the Contract for Difference scheme

BP granted approval for new North Sea oil field

The Alligin development is targeting 20 million barrels of oil equivalent

Total makes major gas discovery offshore UK

Recoverable resources at the field are estimated at around one trillion cubic feet

BP announces two North Sea discoveries

BP has announced two new oil and gas discoveries in the North Sea, which could lead to a major expansion of its production. They are Capercaillie in the Central North Sea and Achmelvich located in the west of Shetland. The energy giant owns 100% of the former well while the latter well (52.6%) is in […]

Shetland tidal energy project to be extended

Plans to extend the tidal energy project in the Shetlands have been announced. Scotland-based Nova Innovation is to lead a major new European tidal power project, heading a consortium of nine industrial, academic and research organisations across Europe. The Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal (EnFAIT) project builds on Nova’s existing operational tidal power station in […]