Sweden's Vattenfall commits to UK offshore windfarm despite Brexit

On Thursday Vattenfall announced its final investment decision on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, which sees it buying out Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s 25% share for an undisclosed sum. The 11 turbines in the development will send clean energy back to the grid, but will also be a key testing ground for bringing down the cost of the technology, which is around twice as expensive as turbines on land. The 92.4 MW project in Aberdeen Bay is all about trying experimental technologies to drive down the costs, Vattenfall said. Among the cost-cutting measures is a means of attaching the turbines to the seabed using technology that uses less material and higher voltage cabling that loses less of the electricity generated. (Guardian)



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