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Blyth delivers first power

EDF exporting electricity from the five-turbine demo off Northumberland

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French developer EDF Energy Renewables has exported first power from its 41.5MW Blyth demo project off the Northumberland coast in the UK.

The project began exporting electricity to the grid from its five MHI Vestas 8.3MW turbines on 21 October, the company said.

Commissioning work on the turbines is ongoing, but the project should be fully operational in the coming weeks, an EDF spokesperson said.

The project features concrete gravity-base foundations that were installed in August using a 'float and submerge' technique for the first time.  

The turbines were installed by Jan De Nul jack-up Vole au Vent in late September.

Image: EDF Energy Renewables

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