Vattenfall appeals EOWDC snub

First of the windmills to be fitted with nacelle and all blades on the Kentish Flats Winfarm Whitstable Kent. with the Sea Energy in the background fitting the second Nacelle

Vattenfall's Kentish Flats project in UK waters

Vattenfall has appealed to the Scottish government to overturn the rejection of a proposed onshore substation critical to its Aberdeen Bay offshore project, demonstrating its willingness to fight for the wind farm despite recent setbacks.

The 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Demonstration Centre (EOWDC) was consented last spring by the Scottish government. But in October the onshore substation was rejected by local councillors in the face of vocal opposition from residents in the village of Blackdog, 3km to the north of Aberdeen.

The project, intended to demonstrate the viability of several next-generation offshore wind turbine models, has also been adamantly opposed by US tycoon Donald Trump.

In making their appeal to the pro-renewables Scottish government in Edinburgh, Vattenfall and its partners today insisted that the proposed substation is “consistent with local planning policy”.

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