Leading North East PR consultancy MHW has been appointed to provide PR and stakeholder engagement support to EDF Energy Renewables on the development of a new offshore wind farm off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland.
The appointment follows MHW’s role in providing communications support for the company’s Teesside offshore wind farm at Redcar and previous involvement in various onshore wind farm developments around England.
Construction work on a new electricity substation on the site of the former Blyth power station has started and gravity base foundations are being built on the River Tyne in Wallsend.
Offshore work will start in 2017 to install five turbines of 41.5MW total capacity, some 5.7km off the coast. The turbines will provide enough low carbon electricity to power 33,000 homes.
Newcastle-based PR consultancy MHW will be assisting the EDF ER communications and project teams with media liaison, local community engagement and stakeholder support.
MHW was established by experienced PR directors Wayne Halton and Ian Watson in 2000 and provides consultancy services to a wide range of business and hospitality clients around the region.