UK's First Offshore Wind Farm Decommissioned

March 13, 2019

Shortly before dismantling: Blyth, Great Britain's first wind farm. Image. E.ON
Shortly before dismantling: Blyth, Great Britain's first wind farm. Image. E.ON

German energy group E.ON will decommission the first wind farm built in U.K. waters, as the 4-MW facility has reached the end of its technical lifespan.

Dismantling of the two-turbine Blyth offshore wind farm off of Northumberland will begin in April and last about four to six weeks, E.ON said.

The Blyth wind farm was commissioned in 2000 and was the first offshore wind farm in the U.K. At the time, the Vestas V66-2 MW turbines used at the site were the largest offshore turbines in the world.

One of the 2-MW turbines will be recycled and reused for spare parts within E.ON's onshore fleet, and the other will be used for training purposes by the Port of Blyth.



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