World’s largest offshore wind farm opens in the UK
Secretary of State Edward Davey joined the Prime Minister and DECC Minister Greg Barker last week at the opening of the World’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array, in Margate, Kent.
With 175 wind turbines, the Array will be able to generate 630 MegaWatts of electricity, which is enough power for nearly half a million homes, or the equivalent to two-thirds of Kent.
The project was a £1.5 billion joint venture by energy companies DONG Energy, E.ON, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s state backed renewable energy company, and involved over 75 organisations and 6,700 people to bring it to fruition.
The investment has benefitted companies from all over the UK with construction supplies ranging from cable manufacturing in Yorkshire to boats from Brightlingsea to wind towers from Scotland.