COUNCILLORS WELCOME VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN ABERDEEN BAY WINDFARM
Aberdeenshire’s Democratic Independent and Green Group councillors have welcomed the further demonstration of commitment to the Aberdeen bay windfarm by Swedish energy company Vattenfall.
Following the purchase of the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s share in the project, the proposed European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen bay will now be 100 per cent owned by Vattenfall.
Cllr Paul Johnston said: “I welcome the additional investment commitment by Vattenfall. This off-shore wind demonstration project is hugely important for the future development of the energy industry in the North-east.
“I look forward to seeing the EOWDC in operation before the end of the decade.”
Said Cllr Martin Ford: “The additional investment by Vattenfall is the clearest possible signal of the company’s intention to proceed with the EOWDC. The delays to the project have been frustrating, but a start to the construction phase now looks to be only months away.
“The economic and environmental case for investment in renewables is overwhelming. The EOWDC represents a real gain for the future of the North-east.”
1. See: https://corporate.vattenfall.co.uk/about-vattenfall/news-and-media/press-releases/2016/green-light-for-innovative-offshore-wind-farm/