EDF Energy Renewables Starts Blyth Demo Public Sessions

EDF Energy Renewables has invited local residents to attend a series of public events to find out the latest information on the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm project.

Source: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

EDF Energy Renewables is currently building the project with a long term operational and maintenance base currently being constructed in Port of Blyth’s South Harbour.

The project will see five MHI Vestas 8.3MW wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 41.5MW installed around 6.5km off the coast of Blyth.

With the main installation works starting offshore in July and continuing over the summer months, a series of events will be held to provide more information on the programme.

Presentations and Q&A sessions will take place on Tuesday 20 June and Thursday 29 June at Blyth Workspace at Commissioners Quay, and also on Tuesday 27 June at ORE Catapult in Albert Street.

All three sessions will be held between 5.00pm and 6.30pm local time and, with capacity limited, interested parties are advised to book their place in advance.

A public information and exhibition display will also be on show at Blyth Town Centre Library and the Dave Stephens Centre at Blyth Beach from 19 June until 7 July.

“These events are an opportunity for people to find out how the project is progressing. At the presentation and Q&A sessions, project representatives will be on hand to answer any queries and feedback forms will be available in venues where the public information displays will be held. This is a ground-breaking scheme that will benefit the North East of England and help the UK to meet its future low carbon electricity needs,” project director Marcel Sunier said.

Wholly owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles, the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm project is being built by EDF Energy Renewables, a 50-50 UK joint venture between EDF Energies Nouvelles and EDF Energy.

The wind farm will be EDF Energy Renewables’ second offshore wind farm construction following the Teesside wind farm off the North East coast at Redcar.