|Project scope||60 turbines|
|Turbine height||125m to blade tip|
Robin Rigg is our third offshore wind farm and the first commercial offshore wind farm in Scottish waters. The 60 turbine site began full generation in April 2010 and should provide enough electricity to power approximately 117,000 homes and offset around 230,000 tonnes of CO² emissions each year.
A ceremony to celebrate the opening of the wind farm was held on 15/16 September 2010.
Reports on the benefit of offshore wind to the UK industry
A report based on our Robin Rigg offshore wind farm in the Solway Firth highlights that 32% of the development, manufacture and construction for the site was carried out by UK-based business.
A recent report carried out highlights that between 2010 and 2011 the UK content of the Operations and maintenance expenditure at Robin Rigg was 86%. A total of 34 per cent was local to the project in Cumbria. Regionally, NW England and Scotland together captured 45 per cent of expenditure.
Being part of the community
By working together with the community, Robin Rigg has helped local people share the benefits of renewable energy.
A £1m community fund with Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria was launched in 2009 and this has already brought improvements in community facilities and projects to reduce environmental impacts locally.