Construction of Scotland's largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility to begin soon

Last Modified: Tue Aug 09 2016 01:12:36 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • £300 million
    Swedish power company Vattenfall's investment in building Scotland’s largest offshore combined wind farm and technology development centre. The project that was fought by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump - he complained, the development would spoil the view from his golf resort at the Menie estate outside Aberdeen.
  • 11
    turbines that will make up the wind farm, called the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), it will see the north-east as an international centre for offshore wind innovation, according to Vattenfall.
  • 92.4 MW
    generation capacity of the farm, once fully operational. Apart from generating electricity, it will also be a centre for testing and developing new technologies for offshore wind power.
  • 2018
    planned commissioning of the project.