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Euro funding for Aberdeen offshore wind farm project

Plans for a wind farm in the sea off Aberdeen have had a European grant of 40 million euros confirmed.

The funding from the European Economic Recovery Plan would help pay development and capital costs for turbines in Aberdeen Bay.

Final plans for the scheme are due to be submitted in the New Year by developers Vattenfall, Technip and the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group.

The first turbines could be up and running within two years.

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