EDF Renewables UK enters new partnership for Blyth offshore wind farm

EDF Renewables UK enters new partnership for Blyth offshore wind farm

22 Oct 2021

EDF Renewables UK is welcoming a new partner for its Blyth offshore wind farm in north east England. Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), via its wholly owned subsidiary, Vantage RE Ltd (Vantage RE) now owns 49% of the shares of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Limited (BODL). It is the largest electricity utility in Malaysia with a presence in the UK among other countries.

EDF Renewables UK remains the majority shareholder and owns a 51% share in BODL which includes the existing 41.5MW wind farm and the 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 provide asset management services to the existing operational wind farm and to lead the development of the floating offshore project.

The new partnership is aligned to EDF Group’s CAP 2030 strategy which aims to reach 60GW of net renewable capacity worldwide in the next nine years. Across the UK and Ireland, EDF Renewables continues to rapidly expand its portfolio with more than 5GW of projects in development.

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