The Viking wind farm has been in development for more than 15 years during which time it has seen many significant milestones including the ones shown below in our project timeline.


Viking wind farm due to be connected to the National Grid providing clean, renewable electricity to the nation

August 2023

Final wind turbine installed

August 2023

Last of over 280 convoys of turbine components arrives safely at Viking

July 2023

52nd turbine installed marking the halfway point for turbine installation

April 2023

First turbines installed at Viking

March 2023

First turbine components transported to Viking

August 2020

Vestas confirmed to supply their V117-4.3 wind turbine for Viking


Major wind farm construction works begin

July 2020

Scottish contractor RJ McLeod confirmed as civil contractor for construction phase


Turbine tip height increased by up to 10 metres, to a maximum of 155m. Wind farm consent renewed.


Viking Energy seeks approval for first civil works to build Kergord access track for the converter station and to realign the B9075 Sandwater road


Wind farm progress held back several years by legal action and changes in UK Government policy on onshore wind


Scottish Government grants consent in April for a 103-turbine Viking wind farm


Revised application for 127 turbines submitted to Scottish Ministers. Shetland Islands Council votes its support


Application for 150-turbine project in north and central Shetland Mainland submitted to Scottish Government


Shetland Islands Council and Scottish and Southern Energy sign Busta House partnership agreement to develop large wind farm in Shetland


Burradale records world-class load factor of 57%, making prospect of large wind farm even more attractive


Burradale grows to 5 wind turbines. The directors mark the opening by suggesting any large wind farm in Shetland should have community ownership


First three turbines of Burradale Wind Farm erected, heralding era of commercial renewables in Mainland Shetland


North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board erects experimental 750kW wind turbine on Susetter Hill, Voe