World’s largest offshore windfarm opens in Thames estuary
David Cameron hails ‘great day for Britain’ at opening of London Array, which will power 470,000 homes With enough capacity to power two-thirds of the homes in Kent, the 175 turbines rising out of the waters of the Thames estuary officially became…
The project is owned by Denmark’s Dong Energy, Germany’s E.On and Masdar, of Abu Dhabi. Its 630MW capacity, enough to power 470,000 homes, has been fully operational since April, but on Thursday it was officially opened, by the prime minister alongside the climate change minister, Greg Barker. The consortium predicts that the windfarm will save 925,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.
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