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UK's first offshore turbines back online

The UK's first offshore wind turbines are once again up and running after being out of action for nearly three years. The two Vestas 2 MW turbines at Blyth, Northumberland, stopped turning in March 2006 when rocky conditions on the seabed led to damage to the cable that takes power ashore. E.ON, which took over the ownership of the project in 2007, has replaced the damaged section and devised a new route ashore. Martin Roberts from E.ON says: "The project has been tricky to get right and we've had to work around some rough weather during the last three months or so. But now it's great to see the turbines turning."

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