26 Mar '13, 2pm

Scotland Approves Aberdeen Wind Farm Opposed by Donald Trump

Scotland Approves Aberdeen Wind Farm Opposed by Donald Trump

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, a venture between Vattenfall AB, Technip SA and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, will be allowed to build 11 wind turbines capable of generating enough power for more than 49,000 homes, the government said today in a statement. The project will cost more than 230 million pounds ($349 million), according to the companies. “The Scottish government is committed to the successful and sustainable development of an offshore wind sector,” Fergus Ewing, energy, enterprise and tourism minister, said in the statement. The industry may contribute more than 7 billion pounds to Scotland’s economy and support as many as 28,000 direct jobs and an additional 20,000 indirect jobs by 2020, the government said. Trump has been in conflict with Alex Salmond for more than a year over the Scottish First Minister’s flagship policy of making the countr...

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