World’s largest offshore wind farm generates first power

November 2, 2012

World’s largest offshore windfarm (credit: London Array Offshore Wind Farm)

The first power has been produced at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm, DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar have announced .

The 630MW scheme, located in the Thames Estuary, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, with construction on schedule to be finished by the end of the year.

The 175 turbines will produce enough power to supply over 470,000 UK homes with electricity.

London Array is being built about 20km off the coasts of Kent and Essex. The wind farm will be installed on a 245 square kilometers site and will be built in two phases. Phase One will include 175 turbines with a combined capacity of 630MW. If approved, the second phase will add enough capacity to bring the total to 870MW.