VEP – Shetland Wind Farm 370 MW – UK - Project Profile
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Viking Energy Partnership (VEP), a joint venture between Viking Energy Shetland LLP and SSE Viking Ltd, a subsidiary of SSE Plc, is planning to undertake the construction of a wind farm in Shetland, the UK.
The project involves the construction of a 370MW onshore wind farm. It includes the installation of 103 wind turbines with a capacity of 3.6MW each.
The project includes the construction of substations, poles base and the installation of safety systems.
In April 2012, VEP secured planning permission.
In September 2013, the Scotland Court ruled out that the government did not follow its obligations under a European birds directive when it granted approval to the 103-turbine scheme.
In July 2014, Scottish court supported the government's decision to approve the project.
In February 2015, the Supreme Court granted approval for the project.
In April 2016, VEP has applied a planning application to the Scottish Land Court to compensate around 300 crofters affected by its project plans.
As of August 2016, VEP is waiting for a UK government announcement on new energy supply deals and the installation of a national grid connection to mainland Scotland.
The project involves the construction of wind farm having total power generation capacity of 370MW in Shetland, the UK.
The US$988 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of substations
2. Construction of access roads
3. Construction of turbines base
4. Installation of 103 wind turbines
5. Installation of generators and transformers
6. Laying of transmission lines
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