World’s Largest Offshore Windfarm Produces its First Electricity
The first phase of the London Array, the world’s largest offshore windfarm, has started to produce electricity for the first time.
The project will see 175 turbines installed 12 miles off the coast of Kent and Essex, providing a capacity of 630 megawatts, enough to supply power to more than 470,000 homes. So far 151 turbines have been successfully installed since construction began in March 2011.
The second phase will increase that capacity to 870MW, although the plans have had to be resubmitted after the first set were deemed to cover too…
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