Ecosystem valuation and change: Sullom Voe Terminal, Shetland Islands

The Sullom Voe region on the Shetland Islands is a region of large contrasts. Being a designated Special Area of Conservation, it is also the location of the biggest oil and gas terminal in Europe – the Sullom Voe Terminal. The terminal is one of the biggest and most complex of its kind in Europe, with a high operational turnover. As a result, there is the potential for large and irreparable risks (e.g. one of the biggest concerns regarding work that takes place at Sullom Voe is the effect of effluent discharge from the terminal and its effects) to the surrounding environment. For more information, click here.