in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

The Scottish government has approved the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), to be located in Aberdeen Bay.

The EOWDC is a joint venture between Vattenfall, Europe's sixth largest generator of electricity, the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, a private-public partnership, and consortium partner Technip Offshore Wind, a provider of offshore wind installation and project management services.

The project will comprise 11 wind turbines capable of generating up to 100 MW, and the partners say it will serve as a demonstration facility for next-generation wind turbines and associated technology.

“The Scottish government is committed to the successful and sustainable development of an offshore wind sector, which could lead to a potential generation of over £7 billion to Scotland’s economy and support up to 28,000 direct jobs and a further 20,000 indirect jobs by 2020,” said Fergus Ewing, energy, enterprise and tourism minister, in a statement.

The European Union has awarded the EOWDC a grant of up to 40 million euros under the European Energy Programme for Recovery for the development of the project, which was awarded demonstrator site status by The Crown Estate in 2010.




Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute says nuclear energy's share of global power production is steadily shrinking. Meanwhile, renewables' share keeps growing.


Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008