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Vattenfall Commissions World´S Largest Wind Capacity

Wind turbines with the world's largest capacity have been put into operation at Vattenfall's offshore Aberdeen Bay wind farm, the company said in a statement on Monday.

One single rotor lap from the record 8.8-megawatt (MW) turbine provides a British household with electricity for a full day. The Aberdeen Bay wind farm, also known as European Offshore Wind Deployment Center (EOWDC), is Vattenfall's development center for offshore wind power.

"At the same time, Aberdeen Bay is Scotland´s largest wind farm that will produce electricity for approximately 80,000 British households (312 GWh) every year," the statement read.

The latest wind power technology, consisting of 11 turbines with a generating capacity of 93.2 megawatts, is being tested at Aberdeen Bay - one of the first testing facilities of its kind to accelerate the development of the wind power industry into competitive renewable electricity generation.

"The eleven wind turbines, two 8.8 MW and nine 8.4 MW, have the largest turbine capacity in commercial operation in the world," according to Vattenfall's statement.

Furthermore, for studies of marine wildlife around wind farms, the EOWDC has received €0.5 million in support from the EU. Dolphins, salmon, sea trout and sea birds are among the species that will be studied at the wind farm.

The wind farm has courted controversy as U.S. President Donald Trump had unsuccessfully tried to halt the project before he became president, claiming it ruined the view from his Aberdeenshire golf course.

(Anadolu Agency, 03/07/2018)

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