07 Feb '12, 1am

World's largest wind farm erects first offshore wind turbine

World's largest wind farm erects first offshore wind turbine

The first of 175 turbines to be deployed as part of phase one of the giant London Array offshore wind farm has been erected in the Thames Estuary. FURTHER READING EU wind energy capacity grew 11 per cent during 2011 DECC outlines vision for British wind farms made from British parts The first two Siemens' 3.6MW machines were slotted into place on 27 and 28 of January, and should start producing power in March, depending on weather conditions. A spokeswoman said the rest of the turbines will be installed throughout the year, along with the remaining 75 foundations that have not yet been sunk. London Array hopes to complete the first 630MW phase by the end of 2012, after which it plans to build phase two , taking the wind farm's total capacity to a world-record 1,000MW. Meanwhile, energy giant SSE has revealed that the 500MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm is nearing comp...

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