Commissioned in December 2000 as a pilot project, the project was developed by a consortium that included E.ON, Shell Renewables, NUON and Border Wind. E.ON is the operator.
Located 5.7 km off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland, the wind farm consisted of five wind turbines of 8.3 MW.
As wind farms usually have a lifespan of 20-25 years, Blyth has reached the end of its time, E.ON noted.
We’re celebrating the legacy of our Blyth wind farm which has now officially been taken down. Built in 2000 the site has helped us to develop a further 1.5GW off the UK coast and we’re proud of the role it’s played in the renewable energy industry,
...an official company statement reads.
The UK is one of the best locations for wind power in the world and is considered to be the best in Europe.
Offshore wind generation in the UK increased by 28% during 2018, resulting to a record-breaking 8% for UK's electricity, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).