WATCH: Aberdeen renewables group discusses wind project on eve of opening

Watch as the five members of the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) who conceived the idea of the Aberdeen bay wind development, or European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, outline the role they played.

Fourteen years ago, the five determined renewable experts launched ambitious plans to bring offshore wind to Europe’s oil and gas capital.

When Jeremy Cresswell, Morag McCorkindale, Iain Todd, David Rodger and John Black from Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) first conceived the idea, little would they know how long it would take, let alone the media attention it would bring through opposition from the current US President Donald Trump.

But despite his attempt to scupper the development in 2013, the Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm, or the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), was completed by Vattenfall this year and will officially open on Friday.

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