Harnessing the power of offshore wind
London Array is arguably the most widely known UK offshore wind farm. Its sheer scale and proximity to Greater London mean it’s often referred to by politicians and in the press. Its 175 turbines will be capable of generating enough energy to power nearly half a million homes and reduce harmful CO2 emissions by over 900,000 tonnes a year. So it’ll make a big difference to the environment as well as helping provide a reliable electricity supply to south east England.
When’s it all happening?
Construction on the new onshore substation at Cleve Hill started in July 2009 and was completed in October 2012. Offshore construction started in March 2011, when we installed the first of 177 foundations for the project. The first turbine was installed in January 2012, first power was achieved in October that year and the final turbine was installed in December 2012. The project should be fully operational by Spring 2013.
Major construction of Phase One is now complete. Cable burial and commissioing is ongoing. Take a look at our construction diary to find out what we’re working on at the moment.
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