10 September 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened the world’s most powerful wind turbines at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.
Vattenfall’s 11-turbine 93.2MW facility in Aberdeen Bay is expected to produce enough renewable electricity to power 70% of homes in Aberdeen.
?The world's most powerful wind turbines were officially opened today by FM @Nicolasturgeon at @VattenfallUK European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. It's expected to produce enough renewable electricity to power 70% of homes in #Aberdeen #EOWDCopen pic.twitter.com/jy9wVaqNoa
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) September 7, 2018
The First Minister said:
The EOWDC will maintain Scotland’s reputation for innovation in low carbon and renewable energy development and deployment.
A single rotation of one of these 8.8MW turbines will generate enough energy to power a home for 24 hours which truly shows the potential of this technology to strengthen Scotland’s renewable energy generating capacity in the future.”
First Minister hails ‘ground-breaking’ Scottish offshore wind farm at official opening | Press Release | European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre | Aberdeen | https://t.co/mL9LV0EJMf#EOWDCopen pic.twitter.com/PURJN4vgDW
— Vattenfall UK (@VattenfallUK) September 7, 2018