Green light for London Array

by frog

The world’s biggest offshore wind project, the London Array, just took one step closer to reality as the required 2.2 billion euros in finance has been secured, despite the global financial meltdown.

We have a tremendous offshore wind resource, but in relatively deep water where fixed platforms are impossible or not cost effective.

While the London Array involves fixed platforms, it is the industry capacity and expertise to build large scale farms at sea that we need. Then we couple it with the emerging floating platform technology, and New Zealand is golden.

Hydro and geothermal are the perfect partners for load matching with large scale wind, with a bit of gas for winter and summer peaking plant.

frog says

Published in Environment & Resource Management by frog on Thu, May 14th, 2009   

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