Press release | 2011-08-16 | 09:10 AM

European offshore wind deployment centre public consultation dates released

Public invited to view detailed plans for pioneering offshore wind project off Aberdeen Bay.

Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), the joint venture (JV) partners behind a cutting edge Wind Deployment Centre in Scottish waters - the 11-wind turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off Aberdeen Bay – have announced dates for forthcoming public consultation events.

David Hodkinson, UK Country Manager of Vattenfall, said: “The public information events for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre are an important part of the formal consultation and decision making process and they follow on from our recent submission of a consent application to Marine Scotland. We believe we have made a strong case for the environmental and economic benefits of the EOWDC. I would like to encourage people to make their own judgment after viewing the information that we will present at the events and speaking to members of the project team.”

Consultation events take place as follows:

29th August Peterhead, Palace Hotel 2-8pm
30th August Newburgh, Udny Arms 2-8pm
31st August Ellon, Kirk Centre 2-8pm
1st September Balmedie, Whitehorse Inn 2-8pm
2nd September Aberdeen, Doubletree Hilton (Beach) 2-8pm

EOWDC submitted an application for consent on 1 August, 2011 and the formal consultation process ends on 16th September 2011. Any representations to the application should be made to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team no later than this date.

To find out more about EOWDC please visit


Note: The EU has awarded a Grant of €40m under the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR) for the development of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm.

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Press contact:
Jason Ormiston, Head of Media Relations, Vattenfall, 07794524801