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James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has extended its Balance of Plant (BoP) work scope for the London Array offshore wind farm to provide subsea services, including inspection of the substation and all 175 Siemens turbines.
Walney Extension, a 659MW wind farm in the Irish Sea, is scheduled to become the world's biggest offshore wind farm in a few days and throw the 630MW London Array off the throne.
M.C. Construction (Cleveland) has completed the fabrication and mobilisation of steelwork for MPI Adventure ahead of the vessel's upcoming works on the removal, upgrade and re-installation of turbine blades at the London Array offshore wind farm.
Spectrum Offshore has secured a five-year contract to provide combined crew transfer and survey services for the London Array offshore wind farm.
High voltage engineering specialist EDS HV Group has completed Cable Sentry trials at the London Array offshore wind farm in the UK.
Siemens Gamesa has commenced a blade repair and upgrade campaign at the Anholt offshore wind farm, after signing agreements with Ørsted for these works to be carried out on the Danish offshore wind farm and UK's London Array, both featuring Siemens Gamesa's 3.6MW wind turbines that have been affected by leading edge erosion.
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has been appointed by London Array to deliver Balance of Plant (BoP) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services covering the wind farm’s next five years of operation.
UK consultancy MarineSpace Ltd has won a contract from London Array Limited for the provision of consent and licensing services at the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary.
Specialist coatings provider Barrier Ltd, and rope access company, UK Total Solutions, both part of Barrier Group, have collaborated to complete a remedial painting and maintenance contract on the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary. The contract involved coating system repairs to two offshore substations, which transmit power from the wind […]
London Array today marks three years of operation, after it was inaugurated on 4 July 2013 in Margate, Kent. In April 2013, the London Array broke the Guinness world record by becoming the largest wind farm worldwide. During the first full winter of generation, the offshore wind farm produced 1.5TWh of clean power. The second full year of generation […]
London Array has signed a two-year contract with Sima Charters and Windcat Workboats for a total of six new Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs). The move follows an assessment of how best to cope with the unique environmental conditions that exist within the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, with water depths varying from intertidal to […]
BPD Zenith has been selected to deliver its Maximo for Offshore Wind asset management solution to the 630MW London Array, the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm. The system will be used to support the subsequent phases of the wind farm’s lifecycle. Maximo for Offshore Wind is based on IBM Maximo, an enterprise asset management system, […]
London Array has set a new record for the amount of clean electricity produced by an offshore wind farm in a single calendar month, E.ON said in a release. December 2015 saw the wind farm's 175 turbines generate 369,000 MWh of electricity – 52,000 MWh more compared to the previous best of 317,000 MWh set last November. […]
Gardline Environmental’s Coastal Division has recently been awarded contract extensions at the London Array offshore wind farm. These extensions mean that the Marian Array, Ellida Array and Smeaton Array, as well as the Gardian 7, will continue crew transfer operations supporting the O&M teams at London Array through the winter and into the New Year. […]
CWind has been awarded a contract for the supply of two crew transfer vessels to the London Array offshore wind farm supporting operation and maintenance activities. London Array is located 20 km off the Kent coast in the outer Thames Estuary. Both workboats, the CWind Alliance and CWind Artimus, will be operating from Ramsgate in […]
London Array’s second full year of generation has seen output from the offshore wind farm pass the 5TWh mark. The wind farm became fully operational in April 2013, having first started exporting power in October 2012. Output to date now amounts to electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of some 1.2m UK households. Over the […]
MarineSpace Ltd has recently been awarded the contract by London Array Ltd to produce the Year 1 Post-Construction Environmental Monitoring Annual Report for the London Array Offshore Wind Farm. Environmental issues have been a key focus of this project from the EIS stage to date, and publication of the Annual Report summarising the key findings […]
The Dalby Swale has been contracted by Siemens to work on the London Array Wind Farm. The Swale was chosen for her versatility in carrying cargo and passenger comfort. The vessel is 23m long with a residual mounted wheelhouse and saloon, and a sprint speed of 30knts and cruises at 24knts. The Dalby Swale is the […]
DONG Energy and National Grid have both joined the growing tenant community at Discovery Park in Kent, Europe’s largest science and technology park. The site had just five tenants when it was taken over by Discovery Park Ltd, a private consortium, two years ago. Since then, it has attracted a host of companies locally, nationally […]
Diving and subsea engineering specialist Red7Marine Offshore has concluded a successful six-month diving campaign at London Array, the world’s largest operating offshore wind farm. Winter weather prevented completion of the work at one of the 175 turbines in the Thames Estuary; the small amount of remaining work will be completed with other work planned for […]
CWind Athenia and CWind Endeavour will provide further logistical support at world's largest offshore wind farm, the London Array. CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has been awarded a second contract extension by Siemens at London Array. CWind Endeavour and CWind Athenia have been on site since late spring this year and are set to […]
Construction works at London Array Offshore Wind Farm are complete and the wind farm is operational. However, some remedial construction works are required. Due to the long term essential maintenance, the wind turbine D20, located on the west side of the wind farm, has a 500m safety exclusion zone in place from the 8th September […]
Remedial construction works at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm have been launched and will be performed until August 2014. The work is being done at a number of turbines locations. Red7Marine Offshore Ltd is undertaking diving and construction work within the London Array site. Operations will be conducted from the vessel Red7 Reel, a […]
One of Canada’s leading financial institutions has joined the international partnership behind London Array. La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (La Caisse) has taken a 25 per cent share in the offshore wind farm after buying half of DONG Energy’s 50 per cent holding. The other shareholders are E.ON (30 per cent) and […]
London Array’s first full winter of generation saw the offshore wind farm making a valuable contribution to Kent and the UK’s renewable electricity needs. In the six months from October 2013 to the end of March 2014, the wind farm’s 175 turbines produced 1.5 TWh of clean power – equivalent to the annual consumption of […]