Published: 19 March 2019 19 March 2019
E.ON is decommissioning an offshore wind farm for the first time. Blyth's two 2-megawatt turbines were the UK's first offshore wind farm and have reached the end of their technical lifespan.
A consortium including E.ON built the turbines off the Northumberland coast in 2000. The dismantling work will start in April and is expected to take four to six weeks. One of the 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.