Key facts

Located 5.7KM off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland

5 turbines

Generating capacity of 41.5MW
Powering up to 36,000 homes*

Test site for new and emerging offshore technologies

Site status: In operation

Background: Commissioned 2017

Number and type of turbines: 5 x 8.3MW turbines

Height: tip height of 191.5 metres

Other facts: Blyth is the first offshore wind farm to use float and submerge technology. This means the wind turbines are supported with gravity-based foundations, which are transported by floating. This made it cheaper to install, since we didn’t have to drill foundations into the seabed.


*Load factors based on the five year rolling averages as calculated by R-UK using 'Digest of UK Energy Statistics' - latest figures as per July 2018 release Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published July 2018)