RJ McLeod awarded Shetland wind farm contract
Glasgow-based civil engineering firm RJ McLeod has been awarded a contract to build the 103-turbine Viking Wind Farm in Shetland.
RJ McLeod will build a network of access tracks through the site of the 443 MW offshore development, in which SSE Renewables is investing £580 million.
The firm will also build the new Sandwater road, construction compounds and base and crane pads for the turbines, The Press and Journal reports.
Mike Seaton, director of development at SSE Renewables, said: “SSE Renewables is delighted to announce RJ McLeod as the civil contractor for our Viking Wind Farm. We have a strong track record of delivering onshore wind farms successfully together.
“SSE Renewables and RJ McLeod are committed to maximising opportunities for the local, Shetland and wider Scottish supply chain from Viking’s construction and to creating significant employment opportunities while we build this excellent flagship onshore wind project.”