29 May '18, 1am

Vattenfall installs final MHI Vestas turbine at Scotland's EOWDC

The final MHI Vestas V164 turbine is in place at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), developer Vattenfall said. The 11-turbine, 93.2MW offshore wind project will test some of the industry’s most advanced technology at its site off Aberdeen, Scotland. Vattenfall said the final V164 was installed on Saturday (26 May), nine weeks after the first was put in place. The EOWDC is using two 8.8MW V164s – the world’s most powerful wind turbines yet installed commercially – and another nine 8.4MW models. Vattenfall said the EOWDC installation included what it believes to be the world’s fastest deployment yet of a suction-bucket jacket foundation. The EOWDC – which was the subject of a lengthy, unsuccessful legal challenge by US President Donald Trump – is due to be producing first power later this summer, said Vattenfall’s project director Adam Ezzamel. “This is a ...

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