More than a thousand people visited Aberdeen Central Library and Balmedie Library in February 2018 for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre’s (EOWDC) innovation exhibition which showcased the cutting-edge technology that has been deployed at the wind farm, in Aberdeen Bay.
Throughout February 2018 the EOWDC team held a series of events, presentations and workshops to engage and educate people about the world-first technology that is now installed, emphasising the North-East’s position as a leader in energy production.
The campaign showcased the innovative cables, suction bucket foundations and size of turbines unique to the EOWDC project. Attendees took a virtual trip inside a V164 MW turbine to learn more about how wind energy is converted into electricity. The EOWDC’s eleven wind turbines generate the equivalent energy to power 70% of Aberdeen’s domestic demand.
Some 700 members of the public were part of the exhibition as a 3D printed #AberdeenAvatar which was placed beside a model wind turbine to demonstrate the scale. The avatar campaign was a collaborative project delivered by Vattenfall, MAKE Aberdeen and Celtic3d.
At the exhibition, people also shared their thoughts on the EOWDC’s £3mn community fund.
Click here to have a look at some more of the images from the events.