Robin Rigg
180 MW Fully Commissioned United Kingdom

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New monohull WFSV
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By designing the vessel for single point hoisting, Tuco Marine has directly targetted the third round offshore installations - the far offshore farms in deep waters. These farms are situated so far offshore that daily travel to and from shore is not possible and ...
23/09/2014 17:54:10

Fishermen's calls NJBPU to negotiate
Fishermen's is the first developer to apply for the OREC program that will incentivize 1.1GW of offshore wind energy by 2020. BPU also cited that the project posed risk for ratepayers and that it could not verify project financing was adequate. “None of these ...
23/09/2014 17:18:17

JDR pockets Sandbank cables
JDR has won a contract to supply inter-array cabling at Vattenfall's 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Under the deal with contractor VBMS, the UK-based company will design and manufacture 105km of lines and a range of cable ...
23/09/2014 12:16:16

Scottish wind could fix UK energy woes – don't let Westminster blow it
The Conversation UK
For a windy island nation, offshore wind power generation is vital; it not only complements traditional generation methods but does so in a more sustainable way. And yet projections have been significantly scaled back: UK government estimates of expected ...
23/09/2014 12:00:30

JDR gets Sandbank inter-array
"Sandbank is JDR's third German wind farm win and another important step forward in the development of offshore wind energy in Northern Europe," states JDR executive chairman Pat Herbert. "Our new coilable design is another JDR initiative to help drive ...
23/09/2014 11:38:16

A climate change answer in the wind
New York Daily News
To envision the potential of offshore wind power, all one needs to do is look to Europe. Today, roughly 60,000 people are employed by Europe's still-growing, multibillion-dollar offshore wind industry, with dozens of wind farms off the coasts of the United ...
23/09/2014 09:00:16

DECC prepares Burbo 2 verdict
The UK government is due to make a final determination before the end of this week on Dong Energy's 256MW Burbo 2 wind farm in the Irish Sea. DECC secretary Ed Davey is coming to the end of his statutory three-month review of a Planning Inspectorate ...
22/09/2014 23:35:03

Lightning strikes for Vattenfall
Vattenfall head of offshore wind generation Willem van Dongen said: “They say lightning never strikes twice but the blade on this turbine shows signs of multiple strikes. Replacing it means we can ensure it continues to generate clean power from the wind ...
22/09/2014 17:03:11

Trelleborg kit to protect worlds largest floating windfarm
European Rubber Journal (subscription)
Stockholm - Trelleborg's offshore uint is to supply a range of cable protection products, for phase two of the major offshore windfarm Fukushima Forward project in Japan. The Swedish company is to provide distributed buoyancy modules (DBM), bend ...
22/09/2014 16:49:10

New campaign hails UK offshore wind
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy
DONG Energy's 'Offshore Wind Works' advert suggests offshore wind is “Britain's greatest untapped energy resource”. Platform posters across the London underground network and advertisements are being used to get the message across in the next few ...
22/09/2014 15:43:18

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Operator correct
Operator-Offshore Transmission
E.ON staff also currently have responsibility for maintenance of offshore substations and HV cable and grid connection.
Owner correct
Owner-Offshore Transmission
TC Robin Rigg OFTO Ltd (Transmission Capital Limited)
Project Details for Robin Rigg
General Information Name Robin Rigg correct
Other names correct
Country name United Kingdom correct
Region England, North West correct
Comments correct
Round (or category) Round 1 correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status correct
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Project Capacity 180 MW correct
Turbine Model V90-3.0 MW Offshore (Vestas) correct
Turbine Capacity 3 MW correct
Number of Turbines 60 correct
Total Turbine Height 125 m correct
Hub Height 80.00 m correct
Rotor Diameter 90 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile correct
Windspeed 10 Year Mean Wind Speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Detailed wind speed data 6 hr/day/month historic data
Costs Stated Project Cost GBP(mill) 381.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name Irish Sea (Irish Sea) correct
Centre latitude 54.756° correct
Centre longitude -3.710° correct
Area 18 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 0 m - 12 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 4 m - 13 m correct
Distance From Shore (reported) 11 km correct
Distance From Shore (computed from centre) 11.5 km correct
Ports Installation base Maryport, Workington and Whitehaven. Belfast and Mostyn (pre-assembly) correct
Ops and maintenance Workington correct
Grid Converter platforms None correct
Offshore transformers Robin Rigg East Substation, Robin Rigg West Substation correct
Grid connection point 2km inland from Seaton, Cumbria correct
Cable landing point Seaton, Cumbria correct
Export Cables
Please note that export cables connect the offshore transformer (substation) to either; shore or an offshore HVAC-HVDC converter station for onward transmission via HVDC cabling. Please see the converters page for planned converter stations and transmission cables.

The export cable length does not generally include the onshore component. The exception is when the onshore substation is close to shore.
Number of Export Cables 2 correct
Average length per cable 12.5 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) HVAC correct
Nominal voltage 132 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section Area 300 mm2 correct
Insulation XLPE correct
Number fibre optics 48 correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth 3 m correct
Comments correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables 2 correct
Average length per cable 1.8 km correct
Comments 132kV correct
Array Cables Array cable length 42 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) MVAC correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage 36 kV correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores 3 correct
Conductor type Cu correct
Section 150 /400 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments 24,8km 36kV 3x150mm2 and 24,8km 36kV 3x150mm2 power cables correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 117421 correct
CO2 reduced per year 237308 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 5519 tonnes correct
Expected life 20.0 years correct
Other Website correct