London Array

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London Array
London Array from Air 2019.jpg
The London Array as seen from an aeroplane flying in to London City Airport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Location7 mi (11 km) off North Foreland, Kent
Coordinates51°38′38″N 1°33′13″E / 51.6439°N 1.5536°E / 51.6439; 1.5536
Commission dateApril 2013
Construction cost£1,800 million
Owner(s)Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Wind farm
Max. water depth25 m
Distance from shore20 km
Hub height87 m
Rotor diameter120 m
Site area122 km2 (47 sq mi)
Power generation
Units operational175 × 3.6 MW
Make and modelSiemens Wind Power SWT-3.6-120
Nameplate capacity630 MW
Capacity factor45.3% (2015)[1]
Annual net output2,500 GWh (2015)
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

The London Array is a turbine offshore wind farm located neat Kent, United Kingdom. At the time of its construction, it was the largest offshore wind farm in the world.[2]

The phase 1 of the wind farm construction began in March 2011 and was completed by mid 2013, being oficially opened by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, on 4 July 2013.

The second phase of the project was cancelled because of possible harming the sea birds.[3]

The turbines were supplied by Siemens Wind Power.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "London Array breaks offshore production record". Archived from the original on 11 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  2. "The London Array: the world's largest offshore wind farm - Telegraph". 29 September 2014. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. "Sea bird halts London Array wind farm expansion". BBC News. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  4. "Press". Retrieved 15 November 2021.