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Three Major Scottish Energy Projects Underway - SSE

Power News - Published on Mon, 28 Sep 2020

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SSE announced that work has begun on three major Scottish energy construction projects worth more than GBP 4 billion. The developments, the GBP 3 billion Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm near Angus, the GBP 580 million Viking Onshore Wind Farm on Shetland and the GBP 630 million subsea power cable connecting the island to the Scottish mainland, will ramp up as Scottish Climate Week gets underway this week. Once completed they will provide electricity for around 1.5 million UK homes, and support more than 1,000 direct, contractor and supply chain jobs, many of which will start in the near term, coming at a vital time to help kickstart the UK’s green economic recovery from coronavirus.

More than 1,000 jobs are being created across the three projects with many long-term, highly skilled roles being created in island and coastal communities. All three are also delivering big supply chain contracts for UK businesses, including Glasgow based RJ McLeod, Aberdeen based Seaway 7 and Montrose Port, with more to come.

Viking will be the UK's largest onshore wind farm in terms of annual electricity output, and includes a commitment from turbine supplier Vestas to develop an apprentice programme on Shetland as part of their contract. Seagreen 27km from the Angus coast, is being built in partnership with Total and will inherit the title of Scotland’s largest offshore wind from SSE’s other offshore wind farm, Beatrice, near Wick.

The 600MW Shetland electricity transmission link will be delivered by SSE’s networks business, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission and will connect Shetland to the mainland electricity grid for the first time ever. It will enable renewable electricity to be exported from the island to the rest of Britain, as well as clean and green power for the communities living there

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 28 Sep 2020
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