(Corrects after spokesman clarified it was the turbines that
had been commissioned, not the wind farm)
LONDON, March 26 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,"
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