European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre News

14 May 2018

Offshore Wind Market in Aberdeen

Photo: UK Chamber of Shipping

The sight of offshore wind turbines off the coast of Aberdeen symbolises a change in direction for the city, its energy mix and its offshore industry, says a press release by  UK Chamber of Shipping. Looking out to sea from Aberdeen, a gaggle of offshore wind turbines floats among the usual scattering of offshore support vessels waiting at anchor. Beside them waits an enormous wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), recognisable by its four upright jack-up legs, which are raised above the water while the ship is not in service.

22 Jul 2016

Boskalis Awarded Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Contract

Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Image Royal Boskalis Westminster

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded the Offshore Balance of Plant contract by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. Following the announcement on 29 June stating that Boskalis was the preferred contractor, the contract has now been formally awarded. The project will consist of eleven wind turbines with a capacity of 92.4 MW. The contract includes all offshore elements of the wind farm, with the exception of the wind turbine supply.

01 Jul 2016

Boskalis Bags Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm Deal

Courtesy Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been appointed the preferred Offshore Balance of Plant contractor by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. The project will consist of eleven wind turbines with a consented capacity of up to 100 MW. The contract includes all offshore elements of the wind farm, with the exception of the wind turbine supply. Boskalis' strategy is aimed at benefitting from key macro-economic factors which drive worldwide demand in our markets: expansion of the global economy…

23 Jul 2013

GL Strengthens Offshore Wind Leadership Team

GL Group's David Robertson and Elaine Greig

The GL Group said it has recently strengthened its offshore team with two appointments: David Robertson who takes on the role of Head of Practice for the U.K. Marine and Offshore Project Management Services and Elaine Greig who is the new U.K. Head of Offshore at GL Garrad Hassan. David Robertson’s career in renewables began after 13 years in the onshore petrochemical industry. He worked on a number of onshore wind farm projects, including managing the delivery of the Electrical…

27 Mar 2013

Donald Trump Angered by Scotland Planning Decision

Consent for an offshore wind farm off Aberdeen, opposed by Donald Trump,  has been granted by the Scottish government. The £230m development consists of 11 wind turbines. Mr Trump claims they would spoil the sea views for golfers on his course at Menie, where he also wants to build a 140-bedroom hotel. The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project is a joint venture by utility company Vattenfall, engineering firm Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (Areg). The project is aimed at providing enough energy for more than 49,000 homes. Source: BBC News

23 May 2012

Offshore Wind Energy – Scotland Could Take Global Lead

Scotland's foremost energy economist to tell “All Energy” Aberdeen conference that plans for a controversial demonstrator wind farm in Aberdeen Bay could enable Scotland to take a global lead in the development of offshore wind energy. According to a 'Scotsman' news report, Donald Trump, who is threatening to pull the plug on his £750 million golf resort development in Aberdeenshire because of the plans for the “monstrous” 11-turbine offshore development, warned First Minister Alex Salmond earlier this month that his drive to establish Scotland as a renewables powerhouse will “single-handedly” destroy the economic wellbeing of Scotland.

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