Donald Trump has vowed to stop the development of the Vattenfall-led 100 MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, which will be located near his luxury golf course and hotel. The 11 turbine scheme located off the Aberdeen, Scotland coast over twelve months would be capable of yielding, on average, enough clean, green electricity to power the equivalent of over 68,000 UK households, reports Vattenfall.
We are less than 2 weeks away from the petition for judicial review hearing which will take place from 12 November, and last for four days, at the Scottish Court of Session, reports WindPowerOffshore.
Trump on Twitter: “Great victory for people of Blackdog, Scotland. They defeated substation, stopping inefficient & ugly wind turbines.”
“When will @AlexSalmond realize that he’s destroying Scotland, the most beautiful countryside in the world w/ his stupid wind turbines?
@AlexSalmond suffered a huge defeat by the people of Blackdog. Communities all over Scotland are fighting this loser.” –Trump continued.
When we started talking to potential turbine manufacturers around 12 months ago more than a dozen international suppliers expressed an interest in deploying off Aberdeen. Recent discussions have led to six working agreements being signed.
In keeping with the demonstrator concept we decided to make minor adjustments to the project dimensions to accommodate the tallest of these turbines in the event that we procure them.
We are confident that our careful design results in a barely perceptible increase in visual and environmental effects. — Iain Todd, project spokesman for the EOWDC, reported by Vattenfall earlier this summer.
In response to requests from local golf clubs, additional photomontages have been created of the site with photographs taken from a number of view points including Trump International Golf Links, Murcar Links Golf Course and Royal Aberdeen Golf Course.
Images of turbines were then superimposed upon these photographs in accordance with Scottish Natural Heritage’s Visual Representation of Wind Farms Good Practice Guidance (2006). The photomontages can be viewed at a number of locations in the region and by request to the project.
By Amber Archangel