EOWDC substation plan rejected

Donlad Trump was triumphant on Twitter

Donlad Trump was triumphant on Twitter

The consortium planning a major offshore wind turbine test site in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland, has suffered a big blow after councillors rejected its proposals for an onshore substation.

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) – famously the target of a high-profile campaign by US tycoon Donald Trump – today saw elected representatives on Aberdeenshire Council throw out plans for the onshore work.

The EOWDC is being developed as a demonstrator site for 11 “first run of production” offshore wind turbine models aiming to be used on UK Round 3 projects.

The substation was described as a “key element” of the project when the EOWDC consortium, led by Swedish utility Vattenfall, lodged its planning application in January.

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