Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm
Also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.
This project is made up of 11 x 8.8 megawatt Vestas wind turbines and is located just off the coast of Aberdeen.
The turbines were the most powerful in the world when built. Vattenfall employs an Aberdeen based team to look after the turbines. The project started producing electricity in July 2018.
The wind farm has been awarded up to €40 million of European Union funding and is supported by Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group.
In May 2022, Vattenfall was awarded £9.3m in innovation funding from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 fund, by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
The funding will be used to develop the world’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine, with the electrolyser sited directly onto an existing operational turbine at the EOWDC. This project is in development and it is anticipated that production will begin in 2025.
|Installed capacity||96.8 Megawatts|
|Annual displace of CO2||Annually displaces over 134,000 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of removing approximately 35,000 cars from UK roads|
|Average annual homes equivalent||80,000 homes|
|Annual investment in Community||£150,000 to the Unlock our Future Fund|
About the project
Learn more about Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm by watching this film.
Apply to the fund
Member of a community group or organisation across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire? Visit Foundation Scotland's website for more information on how to apply to the fund.
The energy produced is transported from the turbines to the onshore substation at Blackdog.
Innovation at the wind farm
Vattenfall works with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to test new technology at the wind farm.
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