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Author Topic: Blyth demonstrator wind farm to be de-commissioned.  (Read 194 times)
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« on: March 12, 2019, 04:45:19 PM »

https://www.energylivenews.com/2019/03/12/uks-first-offshore-wind-farm-retires/

https://renews.biz/51963/end-of-the-road-for-uk-offshore-wind-pioneer/
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 06:50:39 AM »


Hmmm. I think it retired in September 2013, when it stopped working, and it was decided that it was uneconomical to repair it. Good to see it finally getting properly decommissioned.

Note that although this was at Blyth, and was a demonstrator project, this isn't the full offshore windfarm that's formally known as the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator - it's just Array 1 of the Demonstrator. Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Array 2 is still going; it's a 41.5 MW project that supplied its first power to the grid in 2017. Arrays 3 and 4 are consented, but no construction has started yet.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 11:09:29 AM »

Yes, Blyth 2 is a dramatic change in design.
https://www.navitron.org.uk/forum/index.php/topic,28617.0.html
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