Power is flowing from the £300m ($400m) European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland, with Swedish developer Vattenfall reporting the first of the project’s eleven turbines has started exporting to the National Grid.

The 93.2MW array, 14 years in development and delayed by a running battle with Donald Trump, is made up of nine 8.4MW MHI Vestas V164 turbines and a pair of 8.8MWs, pile-free suction bucket jacket foundations from Boskalis, and next-generation 66kV high-voltage alternating-current (HVAC) cables from JDR

“Generating power from the EOWDC for the first time, secured by Europe’s technological leadership in offshore wind, gets us to a future free from fossil fuel faster,” said Gunnar Groebler, head of Vattenfall’s wind power business unit.