Located in Aberdeen Bay, the innovative 93.2MW 11-turbine offshore wind scheme trials next generation technology and boosts the industry's drive to competitive clean power.
Underlining the vision for the more than £300 million EOWDC is the installation of two V164-8.8MW turbines and nine V164-8.4MW turbines paired with suction bucket jacket foundations, an industry first. Construction of the facility, which also includes 66kV cabling, began in October 2016, with first power generated on 1st July 2018. The wind farm was inaugurated by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon on 7th September 2018. The wind farm will be operational for 20 years. The clean energy generated by the wind farm is transported via 66kv cabling to the onshore substation at Blackdog, Aberdeenshire. The operations and maintenance (O&M) team is based out of Aberdeen Harbour.
The EOWDC has been awarded up to €40million of funding from the European Union and is supported by Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG).
The EOWDC will:
- Annually produce 312 GWh
- 93.2MW installed capacity
- Annually displaces over 134,000 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of removing approx. 35,000 cars from UK roads
- Produce enough electricity every year to meet the equivalent annual demand of almost 80,000 homes
- Generates the equivalent of 70% of Aberdeen's domestic electricity demand and 23% of Aberdeen's total demand
- Annually invests £150,000 to a Community Benefit Scheme
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