E.ON opens major offshore wind power project

16 Sep 2010
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E.ON opens major offshore wind power project

A major offshore wind farm project in England has reached completion and is now fully operative, E.ON has announced.

Michael Lewis, European renewables managing director for E.ON, described the official opening of the Robin Rigg wind farm in the Solway Firth as a proud moment for the company.

Some 60 wind turbines have been installed at the development, which has a total wind energy capacity of 180 MW.

Mr Lewis said: "Working offshore always brings huge challenges, but we've relished the opportunity and look forward to our next major project."

Chris Huhne, the UK energy and climate change minister, added that offshore wind energy has the potential to bring a lot of investment into the British economy.

It is thought enough wind energy will be produced at the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm to generate electricity for more than 115,000 homes in the region, with around 230,000 tonnes of CO² emissions offset as a result.   

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