By Kari Williamson

Once installed, the 3.4 MW turbine could be the UK’s most powerful onshore wind turbine.

The site is owned by Hainsford Energy, who installed the original wind farm in 1992. The new REpower 3.4M104 will be installed on land adjacent to the East Pier Port of Blyth and work on site will commence in spring 2012.

The original development was one of the first wind farms to be built in England. It consisted of 9 wind turbines each with a capacity of 300 kW, giving a total capacity of 2.7 MW. The new REpower 3.4 MW machine will produce more power than the existing nine turbines put together.

Rick Eggleston, managing director of REpower UK, says: “I’m extremely pleased to have sold our first 3.4M104 in the UK. Using larger capacity turbines like this means that onshore wind farms can be even more productive in relation to their size. I am also delighted to be continuing our long established relationship with Hainsford Energy.”