Comer Industries to supply the world’s largest offshore windfarm

Comer Industries, a global leader in the design and production of advanced engineering systems and mechatronic solutions for power transmission, scores the record of planetary drives installed in the largest offshore wind farm of the world - located approximately 20 km off Ramsgate, Kent, 2 hours travel from London- with the installation of more than 1,000 yaw drives of the series PG 3504LFPE, for the continuous optimal orientation of the nacelle towards the direction of the wind.

The wind farm, located approximately 20 km off the coast of Kent, was built with an investment of £ 2.2 billion to install on an area of 100 km2, 175 turbines made by Siemens, capable of generating 630 megawatts, in view of a potential extension that will lead to almost 1,000 MW. In the park there are two substations that receive and transform the energy and then send it to the central onshore station. The park is called London Array because it provides electricity to areas of Greater London.

The world’s largest wind farm will serve the equivalent of half a million families (about one-eighth of the needs of London) and will reduce annual CO2 emissions by approximately 900,000 tons, which equal the emissions of 300,000 passenger cars. It was formally opened last July, 4 by British Prime Minister David Cameron, flanked by the leaders of the consortium which has invested in the park Johannes Thyssen (E. On), Brent Cheshire (Denmark's Dong Energy), Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber Abu Dhabi's representing Masdar. With them also Peter Loscher, by Siemens, that made possible the development of London Array.

Comer Industries’ PG 3504LFPE planetary drive confirms to be the choice of Siemens Wind Power: this product is well known for its compactness, reliability and durability, essential characteristics for offshore wind turbine installations.

Source: Comer Industries

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