View as PDF

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

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.

 

The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland