Viking Energy

When will the Viking Energy bond be in place?

Having heard the non-answer to a question put to councillor Coutts on Radio Shetland’sPublic Platform last week, I would like to ask the same question: When will the financial bond be put in place? This bond was a planning consent condition, which stated that the Viking Energy development should not commence unless and until a […] Shetland News …


Time to wake up and smell the coffee

An outsider reading the letters on both Shetland News and in the Shetland Times would be forgiven for thinking that no one actually wants the wind farm projects, especially not Viking Energy. From the start of this year alone, I counted over 20 ‘anti-wind farm’ letters on Shetland News and not a single one in […] Shetland News …


Viking decommissioning bond worth £40 million

SHETLAND Islands Council and SSE Renewables are close to agreeing a decommissioning bond for the Viking Energy wind farm, confirmed to be in the region of £40 million. Both sides have confirmed that negotiations are at an advanced stage. Eyebrows were raised last year after construction work on the 103-turbine wind farm in the central […] Shetland News …


Land owners receive first Viking Energy rent payment

SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) has so far earned almost £137,000 from leasing its Busta Estate to wind farm developer Viking Energy. The figure was revealed in a recent report that was presented to a meeting of the council’s policy and resource committee. The income of £136,713.89 to the SIC is just over half of a […] Shetland News …


Viking Energy marks move to new Sandwater road

MOST HEAVY traffic associated with the construction of the Viking Energy wind farm and the converter station at Kergord has now moved to the new Sandwater road, SSE Renewable has confirmed. The new double-track road, built by RJ McLeod and Shetland contractors, runs parallel to the existing B9075 Sandwater road. A temporary bridge has been […] Shetland News …


Walking the wilds around the wind farm works

SPRING has sprung – at least in some parts of the country – and many of us are keen to get out on longer walks to stretch those lockdown legs. Viking Wind Farm is now over six months into construction and its large site in the central Mainland remains open to walkers, as long as […] Shetland News …