Totally cooking on gas!

by Tom Morton -

It's going to be Shetland's biggest hotel, with 100 rooms. And it's guaranteed to be a success.

The Moorfield Hotel in Brae, near the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal, Scatsta Airport and the new Total gas plant, hub of the massive Laggan-Tormore pipeline development, will open in August with all the accommodation booked by Total for 12 months. And for the following six years, 80 per cent of the rooms will also be reserved for the French firm's employees.

Local folk and tourists will be welcome to eat and drink at the 48,000 sq ft Moorfield - and up to 40 jobs will be created, say developers and management company Redefine BDL Ltd.

At the moment, two accommodation barges moored in Lerwick, another in Scalloway plus a temporary accomodation unit at Sella Ness, are being used to accommodate workers.

Shetland is buzzing with hydrocarbon activity at the moment, both on and offshore.

- Laggan-Tormore: On completion the Shetland gas plant will process up to 500 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, employing 70 people. The entire project is expected to cost around £2.5bn.

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- Viking Energy: Plans for one of the biggest land-based windfarms in Europe are progressing. It is expected to begin exporting green energy in 2018.

- BP: redevelopment of the Schiehallion field west of Shetland and in the North Sea, the Clair Ridge and Clair South-west developments

-Decommissioning - major developments along the Lerwick waterfront by Lerwick Port Authority and Peterson SBS, among others.

-Aegir wave farm project - a joint venture between Pelamis and Vattenfall

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