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First offshore wind turbine arrives at Blyth

The first new wind turbine has been lifted into place as part of a new offshore wind farm off the coast near Blyth, Northumberland.

The scene early this morning. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Images

Five turbines are to be installed.

EDF Energy Renewables said they would provide enough low carbon electricity to power 33,000 homes.

Looking much smaller against a dramatic sky. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Images

The power generated by the wind farm will be supplied to an electricity substation at Blyth, for transmission to the National Grid.