Ofgem greenlights SSE’s 600MW Shetland power link

The regulator’s approval is conditional on the basis the 443MW Viking wind farm will go ahead by the end of 2020

SSEN resubmits plan for £709m Shetland power link

Ofgem rejected the proposal last October after SSEN failed to secure a Contract for Difference in the government’s auction for the Viking Energy Wind Farm

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 […]

Scottish ‘trackers’ released to measure climate change

Devices which track ocean currents have been released off the West of Shetland to measure the effects of climate change. The seven ocean “drifters”, which were released in May, are part of a Marine Scotland Science research project. They are equipped with satellite trackers which provide hourly positions and allow scientists to study the currents in detail. Speaking ahead […]