November 7, 2008

E.ON UK Installs First Turbine at Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm

E.ON UK, an integrated power and natural gas company, has installed the first wind turbine at its Robin Rigg offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland.

The jack-up barges Sea Energy and the Sea Worker are now on site in the Solway Firth installing the wind turbines. These join the MV Resolution, which E.ON as the owner of the project, brought in to speed up the installation of turbine foundations, and the UR101 which is installing cables.

When complete, the wind farm will consist of 60 turbines and will generate enough power to cater for the electricity needs of around 120,000 homes. It will also displace the emission of 235,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.

Ian Johnson, project manager of Robin Rigg, said: "It is a fantastic sight on the Solway at the moment with a fleet of vessels putting in foundations, turbines and cables. With so many boats on the water we are certainly hopeful that we can get back on schedule for the project."