EDF Renewables UK welcomes new partner to Blyth offshore wind farm


United KingdomEDF Renewables UK has added addition new partner to its Blyth offshore wind project in north-east England.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), through its fully owned subsidiary Vantage RE, now holds 49 percent of the shares of Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Limited (BODL).

EDF Renewables UK remains the primary shareholder, with a 51% stake in BODL, which includes the present 41.5 MW wind farm as well as development rights for the new Blyth floating offshore wind farm project, which will have a capacity of up to 58.4MW.

EDF Renewables will also continue to manage the existing operational wind farm’s assets and will lead the construction of the floating offshore project. The arrangements for the Community Benefit Fund remain unaltered.

The new collaboration is in line with EDF Group’s CAP 2030 goal, which aims to achieve 60 GW of net renewable capacity globally in the next nine years. EDF Renewables’ portfolio in the UK and Ireland continues to grow fast, with more than 5 GW of projects in the pipeline.