After six months of deliveries, the final convoy of wind turbine components for the 443MW Viking Wind Farm on Shetland took place on Thursday 3 August.
Over 280 convoys were successfully completed since getting underway in February, which has seen over one thousand machine elements safely transported from Lerwick Port to the site.
A specialist team from Police Scotland co-ordinated the convoys, with the turbine manufacturer Vestas responsible for safely managing the process of getting the components from its factories to Lerwick and then taking their final journey to the Viking wind farm.
The installation of 103 Vestas V117 turbines which will operate in the 4.3MW power mode continues to make good progress with 83 machines now fully erected.
The project team has worked at pace in some very challenging conditions, and with all the components on site the machines are expected be installed by autumn 2023.
SSE Renewables’ onshore renewables development and construction director Heather Donald said: “It’s great that we have reached this milestone in the project with convoys completing. It takes a lot of planning and organisation to get to this point.
“It’s been a huge team effort from Police Scotland, Vestas and McFadyen’s Transport, a specialist haulage company based in Scotland, to complete this phase of the project with minimal impact on motorists.
“We would like to thank the local community for their patience and support over the past few months while we transported turbine components from Lerwick Port to mainland Shetland.”