London Array to be made in Denmark

Most parts for the London Array offshore wind farm will be made on the continent, according to developers Eon, DONG Energy and Abu Dhabi-based Masdar.

In December, they announced that Danish firm Siemens will supply turbines for the first 630 megawatts of peak capacity. Turbine foundations will be made by a consortium of German and Danish firms, while the subsea cables will be made by a Norwegian company.

The only British firms to win contracts are: JDR Cable Systems of Hartlepool, which will make the cables needed to connect the turbines to offshore substations; and Manchester-based Siemens Transmission and Distribution, which will make the on- and offshore substations.

  • Eon and DONG Energy have announced they will not build the 99MW peak capacity Scarweather Sands offshore wind farm in Swansea Bay, south Wales.
  • The project has been on hold since 2006 (ENDS Report 373, pp 24-27 ) because of low wind speeds and challenging seabed conditions.

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