SSE gives green light for Shetland wind farm


22nd June 2020

Perth-based energy firm SSE Renewables has given the green light to a £580m onshore wind farm in Shetland today.

The announcement on Viking Onshore Wind Farm on Shetland follows financial close of the Seagreen offshore wind farm earlier this month.

Seagreen, off 27km the coast of Angus, is a £3 billion joint venture with Total and will be the largest in Scotland when built.

Together the projects will create around 800 new jobs, with a major boost to Montrose where Seagreen’s maintenance and operations base will be located.

SSE said it will invest more than £7 billion – £4m every single day for the next five years – in major low-carbon construction projects to support net zero and spur a green economic recovery.

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