to-the-point: All MHI Vestas turbines up at Blyth offshore demo
Turbine installation at Blyth offshore wind farm. Photo by: Jan De Nul.
The fifth and final MHI Vestas turbine has been installed at the 41.5-MW Blyth offshore demonstrator wind farm off the Northumberland coast in the UK.
Installation of the 8.3-MW MHI Vestas machines was completed on Friday, maritime infrastructure services provider Jan De Nul said in a social media post. The Luxembourg-based company took care of the installation works using jack-up vessel Vole au vent.
The project is owned by EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER), a UK subsidiary of French utility EDF (EPA:EDF). According to the developer, the plant will be the first in the offshore wind industry using self-floating and submersible gravity-base foundations. It is expected to start generating power by the end of the year.
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