Dublin Criminal Courts

Robin Rigg OFTO

Acquisition of the offshore transmission assets connecting the Robin Rigg East and West offshore wind farms to the national grid.  This was the first Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) Licence to be awarded under the competitive tender process managed by energy regulator Ofgem, for the licensing of high voltage links with offshore wind farms in Great Britain.

The project relates to the connection of the Robin Rigg East and West offshore wind farms located in the Solway Firth, 12km off the coast of Cumbria. The OFTO assets comprise the onshore substation and undersea cables connecting the 90MW Robin Rigg East and 90MW Robin Rigg West offshore wind farms with the onshore grid network.

The OFTO Licence is held by an INPP company which has acquired the £65 million link from the wind farm owner, E.ON.

Project revenues are availability based and payable by National Grid Electricity Transmission.

Country UK
Sector Energy Transmission
Status Operational
Location Cumbria, England
Ownership 100%
Financial close March 2011
Concession term Initial Revenue Term 20 years