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  • 2 April 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Vattenfall have signed a three-year extension on their testing and demonstration collaboration at the 96.8 MW Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Scotland. The partnership at the 96.8MW offshore wind test and demonstration facility first began in 2019. Since then, technologies that […]

  • 14 March 2024
    Business development, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has decided to cancel the Hydrogen Turbine 1 (HT1) project offshore Aberdeen, Scotland, almost two years after the firm began developing it. However, the project helped enable the creation of a regulatory and consenting regime for offshore hydrogen transportation and storage in the UK, according to the Swedish company. The HT1 project was designed […]

  • 1 January 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Fixed-Bottom, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Technology, Wind Farm Update, Wind Turbines

    Updates on wind turbine technology and new offshore wind projects, including those facing major challenges, marked 2023 on In the article below, we have compiled our ten most-read news last year, together with some of their related updates and stories. In February 2023, Vestas revealed plans to scale up a new chemical process that […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Jobs & Recruitment

    Last year was a record year for offshore wind projects reaching a final investment decision (FID) with nearly 9 GW of capacity hitting this milestone in 2023, according to WindEurope’s annual report, issued on 28 February. Ahead of its annual event, opening today in Bilbao, the European wind energy industry organisation also released a new […]

  • 24 January 2024

    The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has published EU Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDPs), the first comprehensive cross-border review of existing grid capacity and future offshore grid requirements at sea basin level. The plans could help to accelerate the expansion of offshore wind and facilitate the deployment of innovative grid solutions […]

  • 5 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Industry, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development

    WindEurope and the Azerbaijan Renewable Energy Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance the deployment of onshore and offshore wind energy in Azerbaijan and the wider Caspian Sea area.  By signing the memorandum WindEurope and the Azerbaijan Renewable Energy Agency pledge to cooperate in several different areas including the establishment of competition criteria […]

  • 30 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Environment, Fixed-Bottom, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & Strategy, Planning & Permitting, Ports & Logistics, Power-to-X, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Transition

    The offshore wind industry, now the linchpin between several offshore energy industries, is calling for both innovation and accelerating deployment, while also making sure one does not impede the progress of the other.  

  • 22 April 2024
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn, a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, have obtained the offshore planning approval for the Green Volt floating wind farm offshore Scotland. With onshore consent announced earlier this month, Green Volt has now received all its planning approvals and remains on track to be the first commercial-scale floating offshore wind […]

  • 3 November 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    A new partnership between the UK and German governments has been agreed on 3 November to help secure safe, affordable, and clean energy for consumers in both nations for the long-term and bolster energy security. Both countries commit to strengthening cooperation in renewables, notably offshore wind and electricity interconnection. Under the new partnership signed in […]

  • 17 October 2023
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, which owns retailer IKEA, has invested in Source Galileo’s portfolio of offshore wind projects in Ireland and the UK. Ingka Investments has secured a 20 per cent stake in the offshore wind project portfolio of Source Galileo. The London and Dublin-based company is developing 10 GW of […]

  • 14 September 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Innovation, Project Updates, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    Vattenfall, Norwegian AI technology start-up Spoor, and British Trust for Ornithology have teamed up on a project that will test AI technology in tracking 3D flight paths of seabirds flying near the wind turbine blades at the Aberdeen Bay Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland. The project has already started, with four cameras already installed and […]

  • 6 October 2023
    Green Hydrogen, Industry, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Power-to-X

    This is a guest article by Anne Haase, Renewables Director at Aquaterra Energy.  Europe is currently driving plans forward to significantly decarbonise industry and accelerate its journey to a low carbon economy. Hydrogen is core to that decarbonisation strategy, with infrastructure projects being developed conceptually to support transmission and distribution across Europe, the UK and wider. […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The Scottish Government has issued a marine licence for the construction of the proposed European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay. The EOWDC is being developed by Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (AOWFL) – a joint venture between Vattenfall and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) – plus development consortium partner Technip. The 11-turbine […]

  • 19 May 2011

    The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, is calling for innovators to bring their…   (renewableenergyfocus) [mappress] Source: renewableenergyfocus, May 19, 2011;

  • 30 January 2012

    Aberdeenshire Council has given the offshore wind farm proposal near Aberdeenshire the thumbs up. The proposal, as well as the details of all project related concerns will be sent to the body that manages Scotland’s waters, Marine Scotland. Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), a GBP 150 million joint venture behind the cutting […]

  • 16 August 2011

    Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), the joint venture (JV) partners behind a cutting edge Wind Deployment Centre in Scottish waters – the 11-wind turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off Aberdeen Bay – have announced dates for forthcoming public consultation events. David Hodkinson, UK Country Manager of Vattenfall, said: “The public […]

  • 23 November 2012

    The partners behind the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) today welcomed the report on the achievability of the Scottish Government’s renewable energy targets. The report makes the following references to the EOWDC: 39. The Committee is strongly of the view that grid-connected test facilities, such as the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney and […]

  • 26 March 2013

    In response to consent being given by the Scottish Government to the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre will be a unique testing facility for the development of offshore wind turbines and technology. It will create an opportunity […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Even though Vattenfall yesterday informed it made a final investment decision to build the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), this did not mark an end of the fight against the project for Donald Trump, whose company Trump International Golf Links said it will file “formal written objections” in an effort to stop the project’s construction.  Trump plans to start another […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Following the decision by the UK’s Supreme Court to dismiss the appeal by Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd, Donald Trump might take the case against the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) to European courts, according to BBC.  In June, Trump announced he will take the fight to European courts if he loses in the Supreme Court. “We […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Scottish Court of Session has rejected Trump’s objection to a planned GBP 230 million offshore wind farm. The U.S. billionaire claims that the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeenshire would ruin the view from his golf course at Menie. Lord Doherty said that he was “not persuaded that it could be fairly […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Swedish energy group Vattenfall is applying to the Scottish Government to extend its operational lease for the 93.2MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay by three additional years. “We have submitted to Marine Scotland an application to prolong the lease of the innovative European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre from 22-years to 25-years,” Kevin […]

  • 13 March 2012

    As part of his struggle against the proposed wind farm off his £1bn luxury golf resort in Aberdeenshire, the US businessman Donald Trump wrote a letter to Mr. Salmond, saying he would be known as “the man who destroyed Scotland.” “Do you want to be known for centuries to come as ‘Mad Alex – the […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Donald Trump has taken the fight against the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project to the Supreme Court in London, which held a hearing today.  After losing a couple of times in the Scottish courts, the Trump Organization decided to file a lawsuit against the 11-turbine project to the UK’s Supreme Court, saying that it was “impossible to have […]

  • 2 December 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has contracted Fugro to carry out a geoscience survey and subsequent data processing and reporting for a proposed hydrogen pipeline route connecting the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre) and Aberdeen Port. The route runs from a proposed landfall in Nigg Bay and the wind farm’s turbine B06, within which area […]

  • 5 January 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall is working on a hydrogen demonstrator project named Hydrogen Turbine 1 (HT1), which involves installing hydrogen production equipment on one of the wind turbines at its Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre) in Scotland. The company has already submitted a couple of applications for pipeline route surveys with Marine Scotland, as […]