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  • 27 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission) has resubmitted its needs case to the energy regulator Ofgem for the proposed Shetland interconnector. For Shetland, the cable would connect planned wind farm projects on Shetland with mainland Scotland allowing them to export electricity to the rest of Great Britain. SSEN says that it should also […]

  • 6 April 2012

    The project partners behind Shetland’s first wave power scheme said that the Scottish Government decision to approve a major wind farm on the island gives the proposal a significant boost. The 10 megawatt (MW) Aegir Wave Power scheme, backed by European energy company Vattenfall and Edinburgh based technology developer Pelamis Wave Power (PWP), could only […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The project partners behind Shetland’s first wave power scheme said that the Scottish Government decision to approve a major wind farm on the island gives the proposal a significant boost. The 10 megawatt (MW) Aegir Wave Power scheme, backed by European energy company Vattenfall and Edinburgh based technology developer Pelamis Wave Power (PWP), could only […]

  • 6 April 2012

    The project partners behind Shetland’s first wave power scheme said that the Scottish Government decision to approve a major wind farm on the island gives the proposal a significant boost. The 10 megawatt (MW) Aegir Wave Power scheme, backed by European energy company Vattenfall and Edinburgh based technology developer Pelamis Wave Power (PWP), could only […]

  • 6 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The partners behind plans for Shetland’s first wave power scheme will tell island representatives this week that it is set to ramp up public consultation and environmental research off the south west mainland ahead of a planning application in 2015. The work planned for the Aegir scheme in 2013 will be outlined by European energy […]

  • 6 November 2012

    The partners behind plans for Shetland’s first wave power scheme will tell island representatives this week that it is set to ramp up public consultation and environmental research off the south west mainland ahead of a planning application in 2015. The work planned for the Aegir scheme in 2013 will be outlined by European energy […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Vattenfall today announced that it had signed up the last remaining berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Scotland’s world leading ocean energy research and development centre on Orkney to test a Pelamis wave energy converter. Vattenfall’s announcement stated that they hope to start testing a Pelamis machine in 2014, and confirmed previous statements […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Vattenfall announced that it had signed up the last remaining berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Scotland’s world leading ocean energy research and development centre on Orkney to test a Pelamis wave energy converter. Vattenfall’s announcement stated that they hope to start testing a Pelamis machine in 2014, and confirmed previous statements that […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities & Government, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    With the Western Isles grid now operating at full capacity, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) together with representatives from the Comhairle, developers and Community Energy Scotland has set to explore alternative and innovative ways by which to connect additional renewables in the Islands. The joint effort has resulted with the establishment of Western […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has signed a Letter of Intent with ABB for a seabed clearance and trenching project in the north of Scotland.  The Aberdeenshire-based subsea technology firm will prepare the route for the 100-mile interconnector cable at the centre of SHE Transmission’s £1.2 billion Caithness-Moray transmission link project. Depending on the final scope […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has granted consent for the 370MW Viking wind farm on Shetland. The wind farm will allow the construction of an interconnector cable between the Shetland Isles and the Scottish mainland, allowing the export of electricity to the national grid. This interconnector is vital for the Aegir wave farm being developed off […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Ofgem, regulator of the UK energy industry, is hosting consultations this month in Shetland to gather the public’s views on plans to service the isles’ energy needs through a subsea cable from the Scottish mainland. Lerwick Power station is reaching the end of its operating life. Ofgem, regulator of the energy industry, asked SSEN, operating […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Business developments & projects

    Ofgem has approved a proposal by SSEN to build a 600MW subsea link from Shetland to mainland Scotland. The link would allow new wind farms on Shetland to export electricity to and also ensure supply on the islands. Ofgem’s approval is also subject to approval of 457MW Viking Energy Wind Farm. Ofgem regulates network companies […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Infrastructure, Transition

    Energy regulator Ofgem has approved the 600MW HVDC subsea transmission link connecting Shetland to the Scottish mainland. The link, advanced by SSEN Transmission, will facilitate the connection of renewable electricity developments on Shetland. This includes SSE Renewables’ 443 MW Viking wind farm which reached a final investment decision (FID) in June 2020. The link will […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Fugro has completed a seabed survey for the Viking Link, one of the longest DC electricity interconnectors that will link the UK and Danish electricity supplies. The Viking Link, a joint venture between the UK’s National Grid and Denmark’s Energinet, is a proposed 1,400-megawatt high voltage direct current electricity link, which passes under the North […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Technology

    NKT has landed a €235-million contract from SSEN Transmission to deliver and install an interconnector to the Shetland HVDC Link project. The turnkey order comprises the manufacturing of approximately 2×260 kilometres of 320 kV high-voltage DC on-and-offshore power cables. It also includes installation by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria and protection of the cables. NKT […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities & Government

    Scottish MSP representing the Highlands and Islands, Mike MacKenzie, has written to the new UK Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, calling for an urgent review into island interconnectors for Orkney, Shetland and Westerns Isles to keep Scotland’s leading position in marine renewable energy.  “We are ten years ahead of the rest of the world in wave and tidal power research and […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Storage

    National Grid Nemo Link Limited has welcomed Ofgem’s decision on regulatory regime for the proposed Nemo Link interconnector between UK and Belgium. The project is being jointly developed by UK National Grid and Elia, the Belgian transmission system operator and would be the first electricity link between the two countries. Alan Foster, European Business Development Director, […]

  • 20 August 2014

    £20m investment in Shetland to secure its place as a global decommissioning centre of excellence.

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Shetland is bidding to become a global leader in a multi-billion pound industry as a result of over £20million of investment announced by Cabinet Secretary John Swinney. A set of multi-million pound investments by Lerwick Port Authority and international energy logistics company Peterson aims to create a decommissioning centre of excellence around Lerwick. Lerwick Port […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Business developments & projects, Equipment, Infrastructure, Project & Tenders, Technology

    Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won a contract from SSEN Transmission to deliver a pioneering multi-terminal HVDC interconnection in Shetland. It marks a European first for the HDVC Light technology and the second project of its kind in the world. The link, which will connect Shetland to the UK transmission system for the first time, […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Storage

    On 15 July, EU Member States agreed on the European Commission’s proposal to invest EUR 263 million in key trans-European energy infrastructure projects, including EUR 14.8 million for Viking Link, an interconnector between Denmark and the UK. The EU will support study work on the Final Project Development for the Viking link with a total of EUR 14,824,179. Viking Link […]