LOCAL firm Tulloch Developments has been appointed to carry out the onshore civil engineering works for the Shetland HDVC link – the interconnector – that will connect Shetland to the national grid.
The multi-million pound contract, announced by SSEN Transmission on Friday, will see Tulloch Developments deliver all the civil engineering works required for the cable installation from where the cable makes land fall in Shetland to the new switching station at Kergord.
The works will include the creation of haul roads, new access points, local road improvements and the cable transportation.
The contract will support the creation of new jobs and is expected to make a significant contribution to Shetland’s economy.
Company director George Smith said: “Over the past 40 years we have had the opportunity to work on some of the most significant projects in Shetland, we are delighted to have been awarded the contract and look forward to playing a key role in the delivery of such as significant project for Shetland.”
SSEN Transmission project director John Scott said the company wanted to see as many local companies as possible involved in every aspect of the Shetland HVDC link project.
“We look forward to working with more local businesses as we work to deliver this nationally significant infrastructure project safely, on time and on budget,” he added.
Head of solutions at cable manufacturer NKT Claes Westerlind said: “Since being announced as the cable manufacture for the Shetland link project back in August last year we have been working closely with the local businesses on the various supply chain opportunities available.”
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 490 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News