Large-scale green hydrogen facility planned in Orkney

Offshore Wind Power Limited (OWPL), the consortium formed by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, TotalEnergies and Scottish developer Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG), is studying the use of offshore wind to power the production of green hydrogen on an industrial scale on the island of Flotta in Orkney.

Published 12 October 2021

Orkney Council and Crown Estate Scotland team up for Scapa Flow deep-water quay project

A deep-water quay is to be developed in Scapa Flow to serve the offshore wind sector thanks to a new agreement between Orkney Islands Council and Crown Estate Scotland.

Published 7 July 2021

Housing association announces significant new projects in Orkney

Orkney Housing Association has taken further steps to build strongly out of the COVID pandemic, support the local construction industry and deliver a significant number of highly energy efficient new affordable houses in Orkney.

Published 10 June 2021

£100m growth deal signed for Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides

A £100 million investment in the future economic prosperity of Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides was agreed today, as representatives of the UK and Scottish governments joined the leaders of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council, and Shetland Island Council to sign the Heads of Terms for the Islands Growth Deal. 

Published 17 March 2021

Casey Construction awarded Orkney school extension deal

Orkney Islands Council (OIC) has awarded Casey Construction the £3.6 million contract to extend and refurbish St Andrews Primary School.

Published 9 March 2021

Orkney Builders press forward with plans for new Walliwall homes

Orkney Builders (Contractors) Ltd is pressing forward with plans to create almost 100 new homes at Walliwall, on the outskirts of Kirkwall.

Published 2 December 2020

Orkney Council signs ‘wake effect’ agreement over existing community turbine

Orkney Islands Council has signed an agreement with Hoy Energy Ltd which will ensure that the island’s income from the existing community turbine won’t be adversely affected by the potential development of a council-owned wind farm in Hoy.

Published 9 September 2020

Orkney Harbours plans sustainable future with £230m masterplan

A 20-year infrastructure improvement plan to generate jobs and additional revenue and attract new business to Orkney's harbours has been unveiled.

Published 27 August 2020

Warmworks Scotland to provide energy saving improvements to homes in Orkney

Orkney Islands Council has appointed Warmworks Scotland, following a competitive tendering process, as the new Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area-Based Scheme managing agent for Orkney.

Published 12 August 2020

Orkney construction firms welcome £3m deals on housing association projects

Orkney Housing Association Ltd (OHAL) has awarded contracts to two local construction firms for the delivery of 20 new affordable homes.

Published 21 July 2020

Orkney developing energy system digital twin

Researchers are developing a 5G-powered digital twinning system that will map out the Orkney Islands’ energy system.

Published 5 May 2020

Scottish Government calls-in Orkney wind farm application

Orkney Island Council’s planning application for a community wind farm project at Quanterness has been called-in by the Scottish Government at the local authority’s request.

Published 24 April 2020

And finally... Orkney substation dig unearths 4000-year-old carved stones

A team of archaeologists completing exploratory archaeological excavations connected with the development of an electrical substation on behalf of SSEN Transmission in Orkney have discovered carved stones thought to be 4000 years old.

Published 9 December 2019

Orkney salmon farm to build eco-homes for workers

A salmon farm in Orkney has been granted approval to build a small development of houses to provide workers with a place to live.

Published 30 August 2019

Keppie designs £64m hospital to cope with extreme Orkney weather

Keppie Design has concluded a trio of projects on the Orkney Islands with the delivery of the new £64 million Balfour Hospital.

Published 13 August 2019