Narec was awarded a grant by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in February 2010 to put the infrastructure in place for a grid connected offshore demonstration platform, with the capacity to accommodate up to 99.9MW of offshore wind power.

The demonstration facility for pre commercial prototype offshore wind turbines will be unique in global R&D terms, enabling manufacturers and wind farm developers to learn new approaches across the supply chain for the development, deployment and O&M of new turbine technologies.

An Offshore Anemometry Hub has been installed three nautical miles offshore off Blyth, Northumberland.  Close to the location of the nearest shore array of the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstrator Project, it will provide wind resource and environmental data to validate turbine demonstrations on the proposed site.

Download the Offshore Wind Demonstration Sheet

Sector Contact

Tony Quinn - Operations Director
Tel. +44 (0)1670 357 323