Winds of change at Blyth

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The 4MW, two turbine offshore wind project off the Blyth coast in Northumberland is being decommissioned by operators E.ON. One of the two Vestas 66 2MW turbines will be used for spare parts for E.ON’s onshore wind turbines and the other used for training purposes at Port of Blyth.

The Blyth offshore wind project was Britain’s first and was installed by a consortium including E.ON in 2,000. Blyth has since become a leading hub for testing, construction, operation and maintenance for the offshore wind sector while E.ON has gone on to install around 600 offshore wind turbines, helping to establish the UK as a global leader in the sector.

Energy expert view

“The offshore wind sector in the UK is now leading the world. Who would have thought a two-wind-turbine project built nearly 20 years ago would herald the speed and scale of offshore wind development and the industry supply chain around the UK that we have today!” Alastair Fells MEI, Incorporated Eng, PG Dip Fuel Tech, BSc Hons

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