Vattenfall to invest £300m in Aberdeen offshore wind farm

Work offshore is due to commence in late 2017, with the project scheduled to generate its first power in 2018.

Vattenfall said the offshore wind test and demonstration facility would be the largest of its kind in Scotland.

However, representatives of US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has battled unsuccessfully in the courts to halt the project, said they would continue their challenge to the planning process.

In a statement, the Trump Organisation said: "There are 16 planning conditions which have not been purified and we intend to lodge formal written objections with Marine Scotland, challenging each one of them.

"The project can't proceed until the conditions are satisfied and we will also pursue additional remedies before the European Courts as necessary."

Mr Trump has argued that the wind farm, near Blackdog, would spoil the view from his golf resort at the Menie estate on the Aberdeenshire coast.

Posted on Friday Aug 12