CORRECTED - (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-UK Robin Rigg wind turbines commissioned

Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:31pm GMT

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LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - The turbines have been commissioned for Britain's 180 megawatt Robin Rigg offshore wind farm, with energy provider E.ON UK expected to get operational control within weeks, a company spokesman said on Friday.

"All 60 wind turbines are spinning and generating power. It's going through the final niceties of handover from Vestas," he said.

E.ON (EONGn.DE) said it expects to take over in the next couple of weeks.

The Robin Rigg wind farm is located in the Solway Firth in Scotland and comprises 60 turbines from Danish manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems (VWS.CO) with each turbine capable of generating 3 megawatts.

E.ON is also a member of the London Array consortuim which is planning to build a 1,000 megawatt wind farm in the Thames Estuary near London. (Reporting by Kwok W. Wan; editing by William Hardy and Anthony Barker)

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