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Nearly four months after the final offshore wind turbine was energized, several dignitaries, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, were on hand to celebrate the full operation of London Array, the world's largest offshore wind project.

The project, which first began generating power in October 2012, was completed in March when the final Siemens 3.6 MW offshore wind turbine was brought online.

The project is jointly owned by a consortium consisting of DONG Energy, which owns 50% of the project, Germany-based E.On and Masdar of Abu Dhabi.

"This is a great day for Britain and a big win for renewable energy," Cameron said at the opening ceremony. "London Array shows you can build large-scale renewable energy projects right here in Britain. This is because when it comes to clean energy, the U.K. has one of the clearest investment climates globally."

The U.K. has more than 3.6 GW of total offshore wind power capacity, which is forecast to more than quintuple in size by 2020.

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