London Array hits 5TWh

02 June by


Source: ReNews

London Array, the world's largest offshore wind farm at 630MW, has generated 5TWh in its first two years of operation.

The facility in the Thames Estuary has also achieved an average availability of over 95% from its 175 Siemens turbines during the period.

London Array general manager Jonathan Duffy, said: “As the largest operational offshore wind farm in the world, London Array is making a substantial contribution to helping the UK meet its renewable energy targets as well as supplying a new, domestic source of power.

“However, although the scale of the wind farm is important, so is its performance. Intelligent, targeted maintenance is key to ensuring the turbines are available to capitalise on the wind and to produce power efficiently.”

The farm also achieved 1.5TWh during the first full winter of generation in what were described as “near-perfect conditions” from October 2013 to the end March 2014.

London Array is owned by Eon, Dong Energy, Masdar and Canadian pension fund La Caisse.

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