Key facts about Blyth


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 on unchanged configuration basis using Table 6.5 of 'Digest of UK Energy Statistics' - latest figures as per July 2019 release. Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home (temperature corrected) per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published July 2019, Table C9 of ECUK: Consumption data tables).