Offshore wind farm construction

Offshore wind farm construction

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Caption: Construction workers working on the foreshore of the Solway Firth near Workington, installing the power cable that will carry the electricity from the new Robin Rigg offshore wind farm in the Solway Firth. Robin Rigg is one of the largest wind farms in the UK. It is operated by E.on and consists of 60, 3 MW turbines that will when fully operational produce 180 MW, enough to power nearly 120,000 homes and offset 235,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

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