Shetland plans for UK’s biggest onshore wind farm to proceed


LONDON: Scottish energy giant SSE Renewables has said it plans to press ahead with what would be the UK’s biggest onshore wind farm in Shetland. The 103-turbine Viking 443MW project would cost £580m, and create hundreds of jobs. It is subject to energy regulator Ofgem approving a subsea power cable between Shetland and the Scottish mainland. In April, Ofgem said it was minded to approve the link. Shetland’s current power station is to close in 2025. It would be the UK’s largest onshore wind farm in terms of annual electricity output. It is hoped construction will start in late summer, and the project completed in early 2024.