Vattenfall’s Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm project manager, Adam Ezzamel, announced this morning that the first turbine tower is about to be installed at the site.
The Pacific Orca delivered the turbines to the site where it was lifted out of the sea as the first turbine was affixed to the jacket.
This will be the first of 11 to be installed at the wind development.
Mr Ezzamel said: “This is a momentous occasion for our project.”
Vattenfall confirmed at a public consultation in February that the project will boast the world’s most powerful turbines upon completion.
Sitting nearly 1.5 miles off the Aberdeen coastline, the development will see eleven 191 meter turbines able to operate at 8.4MW.
Capable of powering one household for an entire day in one turn, once finished the development will be capable of delivering 70% of Aberdeen’s total energy demand.