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New Wind Farm in the North East

Lifeboats News Release

Yesterday morning's training took the volunteer crew from Stonehaven RNLI out to the offshore wind farm being constructed 10 Nm from Stonehaven harbour.

Wind Turbine off Stonehaven

RNLI/Andy Martin

Wind Turbine

The floating windfarm — said to be the largest in the world — is being built off the coast of North-East Scotland.

Eight six-megawatt turbines will be installed about 15km south-east of Aberdeen and will provide enough power for about 56,000 homes.

The crew of the Atlantic 75 ILB 'Aunt Betty' managed to leave a memento of their visit on one of the legs of the tower!

Wind Turbine under construction

RNLI/Andy Martin

Wind Turbine
Work Underway on the Wind Turbine

RNLI/Andy Martin

Wind Turbine
Crew up close to the wind turbine

RNLI/Andy Martin

Wind Turbine
Close up of the wind turbine

RNLI/Andy Martin

Wind Turbine

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