London Array smashes offshore wind output record

A new record for the amount of green electricity produced by an offshore wind farm in a single month has been set by London Array. Its 175 turbines generated 369,000MWh of power last month – well above the previous best of 317,000MWh set last November. Above average winds this winter are said to have been […]

London Array wind farm hits 5TWh

The London Array offshore wind farm has passed the 5TWh generation mark. The project became fully operational in 2013 but it started exporting power in 2012. During that period it generated enough energy to power around 1.2 million UK households and prevented the release of more than two million tonnes of carbon dioxide. Jonathan Duffy, […]

London Array wind farm plan flies off

Plans to build around 80 to 100 more wind turbines at the London Array offshore wind farm were cancelled today. That’s after the developers said it would take years before they knew if it would affect a winter habitat of the red-throated loon or diver, an Amber-listed bird (pictured, below). The world’s largest offshore wind […]

London Array offshore wind farm seen from space

The world’s largest offshore wind farm in London was seen from space, photos released by NASA reveal. Taken by its Landsat 8 satellite, it shows the London Array’s 175 turbines as white dots (pictured) in the Thames Estuary, where the River Thames meets the North Sea. The turbines are spread over 40 square miles with […]

Transmission link to London Array sold for £459m

The three owners of the 630MW London Array (pictured) have agreed to sell a transmission link to the offshore wind farm for £459 million. Four bidders competed to own and operate the link through Ofgem’s tender process and Blue Transmission London Array was granted the licence for the biggest offshore project in the world, which […]

Cameron opens huge offshore wind farm

Prime Minister David Cameron today officially opened the huge London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. With a whopping 175 turbines, the 630MW wind farm in the Outer Thames Estuary was brought online in March 2013 and the last turbine began generating in April. It could supply around 500,000 UK homes with electricity. Speaking […]

Abu Dhabi’s scorching ‘£1bn’ Green Investment Bank plans

Abu Dhabi is said to be planning a scorching amount of investment with the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in the UK’s clean energy sector. Tomorrow Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s state-backed renewable energy company will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the GIB during a state visit to the UK by President of the United Arab Emirates, […]

‘World’s largest’ offshore wind farm now fully powered

All 175 turbines at what is believed to be the world’s largest operating offshore wind farm are now generating clean electricity. The 630MW London Array in the Thames Estuary has completed its first phase of the project, with the final turbine (pictured) online on Saturday, 6 April. With all turbines now exporting power to the […]

Last turbine goes up at ‘world’s largest’ wind farm

The last turbine has been erected at what will be the world’s largest offshore farm when it is finished. The 175th turbine at the London Array in the  Thames Estuary caps off a real feat of engineering, after the first was installed in January 2012. Standing around 20km off the coasts of Kent and Essex, […]

London offshore wind farm begins producing power

The first power from what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm has been produced, it was announced yesterday. Located in the Thames Estuary around 20km off the coasts of Kent and Essex, the 630MW London Array farm has been under construction since March 2011. It is owned by Danish energy supplier DONG Energy, German […]