|21 July 2016|

Scotland

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has given the go-ahead for a £300 million offshore wind project at Aberdeen Bay in Scotland.

Vattenfall gave the green light yesterday to fully fund the innovative 92.4MW, 11 turbine project.

And the investment will see the development of Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility: the innovative European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).  The EOWDC will test and demonstrate cutting-edge offshore wind technology and once operational in 2018 will boost the industry’s drive to competitive clean power.

Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall, said: “The Vattenfall team and our contractors will focus on building the project safely and help establish the north east of Scotland as an international centre for offshore wind innovation.”

Onshore construction will begin later this year and is due to complete late next year. Works offshore will commence in Aberdeen Bay in late 2017. The project is scheduled to generate first power in spring 2018 and operate for 20 years or more.