London Array becomes world’s largest windfarm as last turbine comes online

Source: The Guardian

The MPI Discovery, a jack-up vessel operated by MPI Offshore, is seen at the London Array project in the Thames Estuary. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

The UK’s wind power industry has restated its pledge to drive down the cost of energy, as it pushed the button on the last of the 175 turbines at the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

The London Array project, jointly owned by Dong Energy, Masdar and EON, yesterday annouced that the first 630MW phase of the project in the Thames estuary is now fully operational.

“This is the final major milestone of the construction phase and the culmination of more than two years’ offshore construction work which began in March 2011 with the installation of the first foundation,” said London Array project director Richard Rigg.

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