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Shetland Operational Conditions
Introduction to Shetland
Shetland, as the northernmost of the Scottish island groups, can rightly claim to be home to the strongest winds and largest waves in the UK. There are also strong tidal flows through Yell Sound, Bluemull Sound and around certain headlands. Some early testing of tidal energy devices has taken place in Shetland including the Stingray device. The small wind farm at Burradale holds the unofficial world record for the most productive wind turbine in the world, with a capacity factor in excess of 55%. Plans are currently being assessed for a very large wind farm across the centre of Shetland. Shetland has excellent port infrastructure as a legacy orf the rich fishing industry that flourishes in the islands and also the prolific oil trade. The islands are not currently grid connected but plans are now advancing for a maojor HVDC link stimulated to a large degree by the plans for onshore wind.
Interactive Map of Selected Aquatera Projects in Shetland
Key to Map Pins

  = Strategic Planning

  = Public and Stakeholder Communications;

= Environmental Assessment and Surveying

  = Integrated Renewables Suport

  = Multiple project types at one lat/long coordinate (or for a single project: Unassigned project type)

  = Partner Organisation

How to Use

• Hover over a map pin to view project title.

• Single-click on a map pin to view a brief project overview, with a link to a more detailed project summary.

• Use the [+] and [-] buttons to zoom in and out and the arrow keys to navigate.

(Alternatively, the hand cursor can be used to navigate by 'grab and drag').

• Three view types are available:

 - [Map] for Google Map view;

 - Satellite] for satellite image;

 - [Hybrid] for a combination of Satellite and Google Map.

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Operational Conditions information also available for the following regions:

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