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Viking hard at work on supply chain plan

January 14th 2019

Viking Energy is busy preparing a supply chain plan with a strong emphasis on the benefits of the project to local companies and individuals.

It follows confirmation from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that the supply chain application “window” for large renewables projects intending to bid for a Contract for Difference (CfD) in 2019, will open in early February.

Viking successfully staged the first Shetland renewables supply chain event in Lerwick in November 2018, which was attended by 40 local companies, and is planning a second for the spring.

While Viking has been engaged for some time with potential suppliers for the main packages (wind turbines, civil infrastructure, electrical infrastructure), it is keen to facilitate discussions between these suppliers and the local supply chain to maximise local content. (Download Viking supply chain information sheet here).

Local supply chain opportunities include:

  • Construction staff and services
  • Plant and equipment hire
  • Temporary site accommodation
  • Site services including welfare, catering and security
  • Transport services including abnormal loads
  • Environmental management services.

A spokesman for Viking Energy said: “The Viking Energy Wind Farm is a major project which will deliver a range of tangible benefits to the local supply chain.”