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London Array Wind Farm

London Array project has begun producing electricity. When finished this offshore wind farm will be the largest in the world. Location: 12 miles off the coasts of Kent and Essex in the Thames Estuary. Capacity after completion first phase: 470,000 households. Start project: March 2011. Wind turbines installed to date: 151 or 175 at the end of phase one (630 MW). Phase two (if started) will add another 240 MW. Ownership: E.ON 30%, Abu Dhabi–based Masdar 20%, Dong Energy 50%. E.ON believes that the costs of offshore wind energy can be reduced with by 40% by 2015.

[londonarray.com]
[guardian.co.uk]

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