Tallest tur­bines an ac­ci­dent wait­ing

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - FEATURES -

SIR, – Re­gard­ing the ar­ti­cle about the world’s tallest tur­bines (Press and Jour­nal, Fe­bru­ary 17).

We tend to for­get that with tur­bines we also need a sub­sta­tion to process the en­ergy and Black­dog had suf­fered tremen­dously from the build­ing of this and all the dis­rup­tion it has caused.

As for the tur­bines, there is a shelf which runs right along the coast­line in Aberdeen Bay, jut­ting out into the North Sea about a mile and the tur­bines will be sit­ting on this shelf. There is a sud­den drop to the ocean floor at this point. The tur­bines will only be around one mile off­shore, not 15, and they will

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