Blyth Offshore Wind Farm
|Blyth Offshore Wind Farm|
Blyth Offshore Wind Turbines in January 2004
Location of Blyth Offshore Wind Farm in Northumberland
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|Commission date||December 2000|
|Construction cost||€4.6 million|
|Max. water depth||6–11 m (20–36 ft)|
|Distance from shore||1.6 km (1.0 mi)|
|Hub height||62 m (203 ft)|
|Rotor diameter||66 m (217 ft)|
|Rated wind speed||17 m/s (38 mph)|
|Units operational||2 x 2 MW|
|Make and model||Vestas: V66-2.0 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||4 MW|
|Commons||Related media on Commons|
The project was the UK's first offshore wind farm, following the Vindeby in 1991 and Tunø in 1995, as well as being the largest offshore turbines erected in the world at the time. It helped pave the way for more than 600 bigger offshore turbines installed in British waters since then.
There are plans to add a 100 MW test facility of 15 turbines at Blyth and nearby Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, supported by a government grant. The site would be administered by The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec), based in Blyth. The test facility received planning consent in November 2013. It is planned with the Vestas V164-8MW and 66 kV cables.
Design and specification
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