The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, is an innovative 11 turbine project facility being developed by Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited (AOWFL).
Located off Aberdeen Bay, the EOWDC will have an installed capacity of up to 100MW, with the potential to produce enough power for 68,000 UK households per annum.*
Vattenfall recently announced their 100% ownership of AOWFL, with AREG continuing to be a supportive partner and friend of the project.
Vattenfall's commitment to invest more than £300million to build what will be Scotland's largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility will help the industry meet its clear objective of reducing the cost of offshore wind production by enabling the test and demonstration of next generation products and services.
Vattenfall recently announced their 100% ownership of AOWFL with AREG continuing to be a supportive partner and friend of the Project. Vattenfall’s commitment to invest more than £300mn to build what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility. will help the industry meet its clear objective of reducing the cost of offshore wind production by enabling the test and demonstration of next generation products and services.
The Project recently announced the three tier one preferred Contractors - MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Murphy Group and Boskalis.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been nominated to supply the turbines with the scope of work including services to optimise production while Boskalis is the preferred offshore balance of plant (BoP) contractor for the construction and installation (EPCI) of the offshore infrastructure including the foundations and cabling.
Infrastructure specialist Murphy Group has been selected to provide the onshore substation and associated cabling work.
AOWFL has an Agreement for Lease with The Crown Estate (TCE), as part of its test and demonstration programme. As an active manager of the UK seabed, TCE awards leases for a range of activities, from offshore energy through to cables, pipelines and marine aggregates.
The project has a grant award of up to €40mn from the European Union under the €4bn European Energy Programme for Recovery
Offshore site investigation work was undertaken in March 2016, in preparation for full construction of the EOWDC, keeping the project on schedule for operations to begin in 2018.
A forward programme for construction – onshore and offshore – will be confirmed later this year.
*The method for calculating household equivalent statistics can be viewed on the RenewableUK website.
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