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#1 suuusssiiieee

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

Seems like it's full ahead for this project

http://www.construct...-and-site-huts/

#2 tirvaluk

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

Great for Shetland :D

#3 shetlandpeat

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:48 PM

I wonder if the residents close to the area will get as much support as those residents close to the VE site?

#4 MuckleJoannie

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:29 PM

Dales Voe is several miles by road from any house in Lerwick. The nearest residents are in Califf at the other side of the voe. I can't see them being inconvenienced unless it's particularly noisy.

#5 bug

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:37 PM

Dales Voe will be a great stop gap for Shetland.... decommissioning of the oily stuff for the next 50-90 years or so .....forward thinkers should be buying shares (for their grandbairns) in the decommissioning base designed specifically for quite large wind turbines... we can call it Tomo'syerd ;)

#6 Shoogler

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:05 PM

^^
Explain for the quite thick...

#7 mikeyboy

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:05 AM

I worked in the AF Decom yard in Norway earlier this year. Although the yard itself isn't exactly pretty the surrounding Fjord and countryside were absolutely spotless. There was even a salmon farm about 1/2 a mile away so great care was taken that nothing entered the water.

#8 Keedle

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:33 AM

The yard at Vats in Norway had a mercury spill and had to pay the fish farm compenation. There is twenty houses between Califf and Breiwick.

#9 mikeyboy

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:00 AM

Really that will be why he is on the phone every day complaining.

#10 Urabug

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:02 PM

Brilliant news---Dales Voe has been identified as a preferred location for the UK’s first ultra deep water port.

 

So is this where the 800 new jobs are to be!!!! 



#11 Ghostrider

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 03:50 PM

Where there's muck there's brass. Bring it on, it only a pity its taken so long to get this far.



#12 Davie P

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:44 AM

Not everyone seems to be thinking it's good news!

 

Dundeecom fury at Scottish Government’s ‘frivolous spending’ on city’s rival port



#13 Nigel Bridgman-Elliot

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:00 AM

Did we complain as much when they decided that Sutherland was the most optimal UK location to host the UK's first spaceport..



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:45 AM

Not everyone seems to be thinking it's good news!

Dundeecom fury at Scottish Government’s ‘frivolous spending’ on city’s rival port

Just read this and thought there must be some kind of mistake.
After reading so many negative opinions on Shetlink regarding the SNP Scottish government you would've thought they had some kind of vendetta against us here in Shetland.
Yet here they are investing tax payers money into decommissioning in Shetland, furthering our chances of winning business while angering SNP voting Dundee who have had no such help and have relied solely on private money to try and win decommissioning business.
SNP voting Dundee (near the central belt) are up in arms, accusing the Scottish government of creating an uneven playing field, unfairly helping us here in Shetland almost like whatever the opposite of centralisation is.
Could this be yet another example of "what have the Romans ever done for us"?...copyright Monty Python

Edited by Capeesh, 12 September 2018 - 07:02 AM.


#15 Davie P

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 04:53 PM

 

Dundeecom still seem quite irked about all this

 

https://www.shetland...mmissioning-hub

 

Do you think it's a fair point or just sour grapes?



#16 Ghostrider

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 05:44 PM

 

Not everyone seems to be thinking it's good news!

Dundeecom fury at Scottish Government’s ‘frivolous spending’ on city’s rival port

Just read this and thought there must be some kind of mistake.
After reading so many negative opinions on Shetlink regarding the SNP Scottish government you would've thought they had some kind of vendetta against us here in Shetland.
Yet here they are investing tax payers money into decommissioning in Shetland, furthering our chances of winning business while angering SNP voting Dundee who have had no such help and have relied solely on private money to try and win decommissioning business.
SNP voting Dundee (near the central belt) are up in arms, accusing the Scottish government of creating an uneven playing field, unfairly helping us here in Shetland almost like whatever the opposite of centralisation is.
Could this be yet another example of "what have the Romans ever done for us"?...copyright Monty Python

 

 

You may have a point, but on the other hand the fact that its cheaper to do here than in Dundee, plus it keeps 'dirty' and 'noisy' stuff well out of sight, mind and earshot of the central belt, rather than any particular show of benevolence towards us, is also a fair point IMHO.

 

The Dundee dude sorta has a point about uneven playing field, but when there's just one cheque, and multiple contenders, there's always multiple losers, that's just basic arithmetic, and happens every time things, whatever they are, shakedown that way.

 

Caithness got the space launching thingy, Unst didn't. I don't hear whatisface, the carpetbagger o' Saxa greetin over that one, so Mr. Dundee is just enjoying throwing his toys out of his pram a bit more than he has justification for - He'll maybe regret it when he calms down and realises he has to go and pick them all up again by himself if he wants them back again.


Edited by Ghostrider, 20 October 2018 - 05:46 PM.


#17 bug

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:49 PM

This (current) Scottish government investment (our money btw) in Dales Voe (frowned upon by detractors in Dundee et al) is no more than a double edged sword that will be perceived by many to be a win(d), Win(d). Yes a good location for decommissioning of the oily stuff (my first point) but it is primarily being designed for the landing of big {'f'  }-off wind turbine components. The oily stuff being merely a side line that Dundee et al have already noted is an anomaly.   


Edited by bug, 20 October 2018 - 08:50 PM.


#18 whalsa

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:41 AM


Not everyone seems to be thinking it's good news!

Dundeecom fury at Scottish Government’s ‘frivolous spending’ on city’s rival port

Just read this and thought there must be some kind of mistake.
After reading so many negative opinions on Shetlink regarding the SNP Scottish government you would've thought they had some kind of vendetta against us here in Shetland.
Yet here they are investing tax payers money into decommissioning in Shetland, furthering our chances of winning business while angering SNP voting Dundee who have had no such help and have relied solely on private money to try and win decommissioning business.
SNP voting Dundee (near the central belt) are up in arms, accusing the Scottish government of creating an uneven playing field, unfairly helping us here in Shetland almost like whatever the opposite of centralisation is.
Could this be yet another example of "what have the Romans ever done for us"?...copyright Monty Python

You may have a point, but on the other hand the fact that its cheaper to do here than in Dundee, plus it keeps 'dirty' and 'noisy' stuff well out of sight, mind and earshot of the central belt, rather than any particular show of benevolence towards us, is also a fair point IMHO.

The Dundee dude sorta has a point about uneven playing field, but when there's just one cheque, and multiple contenders, there's always multiple losers, that's just basic arithmetic, and happens every time things, whatever they are, shakedown that way.

Caithness got the space launching thingy, Unst didn't. I don't hear whatisface, the carpetbagger o' Saxa greetin over that one, so Mr. Dundee is just enjoying throwing his toys out of his pram a bit more than he has justification for - He'll maybe regret it when he calms down and realises he has to go and pick them all up again by himself if he wants them back again.

Just a quick point here, Caithness have not exactly “got” the spaceport, they got the Government grant but that does not hinder Unst pursuing a licence etc. From what I hear it all still seems very positive for Unst (geography, physics and infrastructure in their favour).

The same is the case with Dundee, if the commercial case adds up they won’t need government funding.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:30 AM

This (current) Scottish government investment (our money btw) in Dales Voe...

Please justify.