Innovation Exhibitions and Avatar Campaign

More than a thousand people visited Aberdeen Central Library and Balmedie Library in February for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre’s (EOWDC) innovation exhibition which showcased the cutting-edge technology that will be deployed at the wind farm, in Aberdeen Bay. 

Throughout February the EOWDC held a series of events, presentations and workshops to engage and educate people about the world-first technology that will be shortly 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 V 164 MW turbine to learn more about how wind energy is converted into electricity. The EOWDC’s eleven wind turbines of the world’s most powerful turbines will 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 turbine to demonstrate the scale. The avatar campaign was a collaborative project delivered by Vattenfall, MAKE Aberdeen and Celtic3d.

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. 

If you missed the exhibition and you would like to see the information boards that were on display, these are now on display at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

Last updated: 2017-02-16 17:07