London Array officially inaugurated

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013 - 15:15

After all of its wind turbines were connected to the grid at the end of April, the world's largest offshore wind farm, London Array, was officially inaugurated on 4 July. The wind farm consists of 175 Siemens wind turbines and has a capacity of 630 MW. The owners of the project are Dong Energy, E.ON and Masdar. The consortium has already submitted an application to the British Government to expand the wind farm by 240 MW.

"London Array is the world's largest offshore wind farm and marks a milestone in the development of wind energy at sea. The project emphasises the leading position of Siemens in this attractive growth market," said Peter Löscher, Chairman of the Board of Siemens AG, at the inauguration event in Margate, UK.

London Array is located in the Thames Estuary, some 20 km from the coast of Kent and Essex. The 3.6-MW turbines have a rotor diameter of 120 m. Siemens was also responsible for connecting the wind farm to the power grid and installed two offshore substations in the North Sea and a substation on the mainland for this. In addition, Siemens and Dong will jointly be in charge of maintenance of the wind power plant.

Katharina Garus

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