EOWDC delayed by two years

The backers of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre have delayed the project’s planned grid-connection date until 2017, pointing to the ongoing challenges posed by onshore planning and the legal assault by US tycoon Donald Trump.

The delay means that EOWDC, backed by Vattenfall and the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) and sited in Scotland's Aberdeen Bay, may no longer be relevant for some next-generation turbines slated to come onto the market over the next few years.

The 11-turbine project was designed to test a number of “first run of production” offshore wind turbines to be used at Round 3 projects.

EOWDC was due in October to begin paying National Grid for its grid-connection, and had unsuccessfully lobbied the government to see it if would Log in to read complete article.

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