Authorities at the port of Peterhead in the north of Scotland have signed a contract to handle breakbulk components for the construction of an offshore windfarm near Aberdeen.
The project will involve the use of the world’s largest floating cranes and will see installation of 11 turbines for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Center, or EOWDC.
“This is great news for business in Peterhead, and an indication of the port’s growing reputation as a place which can accommodate some of the most challenging and cutting-edge offshore construction requirements,” said Paul Wheelhouse, UK Energy Minister.
The project is under development by energy firm Vattenfall and has been supported by €40million of funding from the European Union and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group. Once complete the EOWDC will have an installed capacity of 92.4 megawatts.
Photo: The port of Peterhead. Credit: Wikimedia