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Jobs associated with the Viking Energy Wind Farm are starting to become available in 2019.  Viking Energy partner SSE advertises its jobs online, some of which are in the Highlands and Islands, including Shetland.

SSE already has a long and proud history of training Shetlanders to work for Scottish Hydro Electric in the islands. SSE's wind farms around Scotland are engaged in employing local people.

Among them is Katy Fraser from Aberfeldy (right) who has been doing an apprenticeship as a wind turbine technician with the nearby Griffin wind farm. Here's what she thinks . . .



Viking Energy is deeply committed to ensuring that as much work as possible relating to the wind farm stays local. We will be working very closely with the Shetland business community to maximise opportunities before they become available in the coming years.

It is important that any local supplier, contractor or service provider who wishes to be considered for contracts gets signed up to the Open4Business Highlands and Islands portal here. This is a free service and, once you have registered, you are entitled to apply for the many contracts on offer throughout the region and beyond.

Recently there have been contracts for:

Shetland firm L&M Engineering maintains turbines at Burradale Wind Farm Shetland firm L&M Engineering maintains turbines at Burradale Wind Farm

  • Supply of boiler suits
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Fencing and road surfacing
  • Demolition
  • Subsea cabling
  • Multi-million pound wind farm construction works

Once registered, you can also advertise your own opportunities, such as sub-contracting work for SSE projects. You can use the portal to advertise your own opportunities if you are looking for suppliers.



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