About the project

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) is Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility which is being developed by Vattenfall-owned Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited.

Located in Aberdeen Bay, the innovative 93.2MW 11-turbine offshore wind scheme will trial next generation technology and once operational, boost the industry's drive to competitive clean power.

Underlining the vision for the more than £300 million EOWDC is the installation of V164-8.4MW turbines paired with suction bucket foundations, an industry first. Construction of the facility, which also includes 66kV cabling, began in October 2016, with first power generating in summer 2018 and operating for 20 years. The operations and maintenance (O&M) team will be 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.
  • Have an installed capacity of 93.2MW
  • Annually displace 134,128 tonnes of CO2
  • Remove the equivalent of 736,817 cars from UK roads throughout its lifetime
  • Produce enough electricity every year to meet the equivalent annual demand of 79,209 homes
  • Generate more than the equivalent of 70% of Aberdeen's domestic electricity demand and 23% of Aberdeen's total demand
  • Annually invest £150,000 to a Community Benefit Scheme

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Last updated: 2016-11-03 07:32