Robin Rigg East and West offshore wind farm
Robin Rigg East and West offshore wind farm

Offshore wind farm

Robin Rigg East and West

Robin Rigg East and Robin Rigg West were the first commercial offshore wind farms in Scottish waters (together known as Robin Rigg). Located on a sandbank in the Solway Firth, midway between the Galloway and Cumbrian coasts, and with an operations base in Port of Workington, these wind farms began full generation in April 2010.

Combined they provide enough electricity to power approximately 137,000 homes and offset around 230,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.

Project status: In operation

Facts and figures


wind turbines

Power for over 00

average UK households

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Green energy generated

Community Benefit Fund

By working together with the community, the Robin Rigg wind farms have 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. 

A recent supply chain study 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.

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Ownership and operation

Robin Rigg is owned and operated by RWE Offshore Wind GmbH (100%).