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Offshore Wind Farm Nears Completion

Posted on the 27 December 2012 by Greentech

The first phase of construction of one of the worlds largest offshore wind farms is nearing completion. On 13 December 2012 the last of 175 turbines was installed at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm in the Thames Estuary. A second phase consisting of a further 166 turbines has not yet been approved.

55 turbines are already connected to the national grid with the remaining 120 due to be connected by Spring 2013. On completion of phase one the wind farm will produce 630MW of electricity. Enough to power 470,000 homes for a year.

The London Array Offshore Wind Farm is being built by a consortium of three world-leading renewable energy companies, DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar.

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