Tavish Scott, MSP for Shetland, and Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, have welcomed the announcement that more decommissioning work will be coming to Shetland as contracts are announced by Veolia Peterson and Allseas.
They have also welcomed the release of a Scottish Government study that has identified Dales Voe as the ideal location for the UK’s first Ultra-Deep port for dismantling oil and gas installations.
Commenting on the announcement, Tavish Scott and Alistair Carmichael said:
“We warmly welcome this proposal which will cement Shetland’s position as the decommissioning capital of the UK.
“The islands location makes Shetland the logical place for further decommissioning work from the northern North Sea and the ultra deep water proposal should get support. With the dual capacity to handle projects quayside and in water Shetland can maximise the opportunities presented by decommissioning in the future.
“We congratulate all of the partners for their continuing work, in particular; Lerwick Port Authority, Peterson and Veolia.”