Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) works on behalf of its members to promote the capabilities of companies and organisations in the North East of Scotland and around the UK in the renewable energy sector, and to assist them in accessing new opportunities in this field.
AREG plays a key role in developing a sustainable renewable energy sector in Scotland and the UK through supporting our members and attracting investment.
We want Aberdeen to be as famous for renewables as it is for oil and gas, renowned for the successful transfer of technology, skills and engineering expertise; its entrepreneurial approach and can-do attitude.
We will achieve this vision by:
- Aligning opportunities with capabilities in the supply chain
- Supporting renewable energy businesses
- Facilitating the transfer of technology, skills and expertise from oil & gas
- Promoting the city and AREG members nationally and internationally
- Enabling, supporting and promoting local renewable projects
We are also supporting the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay. This is Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility which is being developed by Vattenfall-owned Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited.
The innovative 92.4MW 11-turbine offshore wind scheme will trial next generation technology and once operational, boost the industry’s drive to competitive clean power.
Underlining the vision for the more than £300 million EOWDC is the installation of V164-8.4MW turbines paired with suction bucket foundations. An industry first. Construction of the facility, which also includes 66kV cabling, began in October 2016, with first power generating in summer 2018 and operating for 20 years.
We have achieved considerable success with this project and intend to continue supporting it through its operational phase.