Trump turbines given second wind
August 7 2012
Fresh visuals depicting the scheme now incorporate the very latest turbine models, as much as 11.5ft taller than those previously proposed, triggering a fresh round of consultation.
This takes the maximum height of the blades tip up to 651ft with a radius of 36ft.
Six potential manufacturers have now signed working agreements with the schemes backers, Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, to build the £230m project.
Iain Todd, project spokesman for the EOWDC, said: “In keeping with the demonstrator concept we decided to make minor adjustments to the project dimensions to accommodate the tallest of these turbines in the event that we procure them. We are confident that our careful design results in a barely perceptible increase in visual and environmental effects.”
Todd added: “Cities like Bremerhaven in Germany and Esbjerg in Denmark are already taking advantage and prospering from the growth in this expanding industry. So should Aberdeen.”