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Vattenfall has decided to invest more than € 315 million in a combined wind farm and technology development centre off the Scottish coast. The wind farm, known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), will comprise eleven turbines and have a capacity of 92.4MW.

Apart from generating electricity, it will also be a centre for testing and developing new technologies for offshore wind power. Construction of the wind farm offshore is expected to start in the latter part of next year so that it can start generating electricity in spring 2018. Onshore construction activity will start later this year. The development of the EOWDC was taken forward with a local partner, the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group. In line with earlier agreements, Vattenfall will acquire the Group’s shares and become the sole owner of the project.

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