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#1 brochbuilder

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:33 AM

So it seems there are redundancies at Viking energy because the project will now not commence
until 2019.
As a layman I know little about windfarm technology, but wonder how much this will have advanced by
then, and how much has changed since the birth of this project?
Perhaps by 2019 we will need fewer and smaller windmills, making the designs of the originals obsolete.
Any experts out there who can comment on this?

#2 Colin

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:27 AM

Hundreds...  :razz:


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#3 George.

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 02:48 PM

Perhaps by 2019 we will need fewer and smaller windmills, making the designs of the originals obsolete.

 

Hmmm......

 

Perhaps by 2019 our telly's, computers, cookers, washing machines and lights will run on gas. Won't need to connect us to the national grid then.



#4 Ghostrider

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:25 PM

^ and maybe enough folk will see sense and concentrate on developing technology to harness the only 100% reliable and predictable renewable, tidal, and stop wasting time and resources chasing the fickle and erratic.

I'm not holding out any hope though, not as long as wind is a cash cow from the subsidies that we're all paying for through un-necessarily dear electric.

Edited by Ghostrider, 22 July 2017 - 03:30 PM.

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#5 MuckleJoannie

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:43 PM

But back in April

 

https://www.theguard...dfarm-subsidies

 

 

Ministers are believed to be on the verge of a U-turn on their manifesto pledge to halt the spread of subsidised onshore windfarms – on remote Scottish islands, at least.

 

Or is that just to make the windfarm promoters stop hassling them for a while?



#6 MuckleJoannie

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 11:29 PM

The latest chapter in the Viking saga.

 

http://www.shetlandt...rn-subsea-cable



#7 Urabug

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:18 PM

https://uk.news.yaho...115900083.html 

 

Surely it would be prudent to build a new power station in Shetland,if this article bears any truth..
 
Also our communications should be considered and not become totally reliant on undersea cables,guess all our oil and gas pipelines are also at risk .
 
Never put all ones eggs in one basket !


#8 Urabug

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:28 PM

Appears to be a problem with the Yahoo link ! Try Again.

 

https://uk.news.yaho...-115900083.html



#9 MuckleJoannie

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:13 PM

It might not need much to break a cable. The Faeroese one was damaged by a fishing boat in 2014.

 

http://www.shetlandt...th-no-broadband



#10 Ghostrider

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:43 PM

....and so, a bogeyman must be created......

 

Yes, undersea cables are vulnerable to attack, but no more so than they were in WWI or WWII, when it wasn't a significant problem, despite the submarine threat being there then as well.

 

All this guy has got here are theoretic ramblings, unless coupled to a credible actual threat. In which case it opens up the question, many decades ago our military claimed to know within a reasonable tolerance of error what foreign vessels, both surface and submersible were roughly where in UK territorial water at any give time. Were we lied to back then, or have we since lost that capability, if so, we need to get it back, as with it our military should be able to identify whenever submerged facilities are "at risk", and take action - that's if they have anything left these days to take any with.