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London Array construction on track

Construction of the new 1GW offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary was on track this week with its two offshore electrical substations now in place.

The London Array project team, consisting of energy giants Dong Energy, Eon and Masdar, has constructed the foundations and transition pieces for 70 of the 175 turbines in phase one. Each will have a 3.6MW capacity and are 68m tall.

Site workers have also completed the onshore substation at Cleve Hill in Essex.

Construction of phase one, with 630MW installed capacity, is due for completion end of 2012, with no timescales committed on phase two yet.


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