Vattenfall grants O&M contract for EOWDC wind power facility off Scotland

Swedish energy group Vattenfall said it has signed a three-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with UK engineering firm EDS HV Group for the 93.2-MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off Scotland’s east coast.

The contract covers substation management services for the wind facility, including inspections and maintenance of the primary electrical assets and secondary auxiliary systems at the 132kV/66kV Blackdog substation.

This is the latest O&M contract between the two companies, with EDS servicing Vattenfall’s entire wind portfolio in the UK and some assets in mainland Europe.

The EOWDC wind farm, located in Aberdeen Bay, was put on stream in September 2018. The output of its 11 MHI Vestas turbines, two of 8.8 MW and nine of 8.4 MW, covers 70% of Aberdeen’s household power demand, mitigating over 130,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually. The facility is used as a test bed for innovations in the offshore wind sector.