August 26, 2020 • 2 min read
Operations and maintenance for the London Array offshore wind farm
How we're inspecting and maintaining an offshore wind farm that generates enough energy to power more than 470,000 homes.
Our newest project involves crane, lift and turbine-mounted safety equipment inspection and maintenance services for all 175 3.6 megawatts (MW) turbines at Siemens’ London Array offshore wind farm, situated off the south east coast of England.
At 630 MW, this wind farm generates enough energy to power more than 470,000 homes and reduces over 900,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. That’s equivalent to removing emissions from approximately 300,000 cars annually.
“We are working on projects that allow even larger offshore wind farms to integrate into our current and future energy systems,” said Dr Paul Ebert, Group Director, Sustainability and Energy Transition Leadership. “This includes massive projects that generate both electricity and green hydrogen. Green hydrogen can be used to store energy and then can be used to decarbonize difficult to abate industries.”
This sector is experiencing significant growth with an estimated 418 gigawatts of offshore wind projects to be installed globally by 2040. This equates to the installation of around 80,000 wind turbines.
homes can be powered by this wind farm
cars' worth of emissions savings annually