Cumbria (UK)

Webinar: Robin Rigg Wind Farm Technical Talk

Webinar: Robin Rigg Wind Farm Technical Talk
  • Date From 3rd March 2022
  • Date To 3rd March 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 18:00 GMT. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Overview

RWE Renewables is the world's second largest offshore wind power generator and the third largest renewable energy producer in Europe. Robin Rigg Wind Farm, operated by RWE Renewables, was completed in 2010 and was Scotland's first offshore wind farm. It consists of 58 operational 3MW turbines and provides enough electricity for around 117,000 households.

Wind power in the UK is a key source of renewable energy, critical to meet the UK's climate goals. In 2020, renewable power in Scotland produced the equivalent of 97.4% of Scotland's electricity consumption, most of which was from wind.

Mike Edwards is the General Manager of the Robin Rigg Wind Farm and will deliver this technical webinar. Mike will cover topics including the project timeline and design for the site, how the site fits into the RWE portfolio and wider wind sector and some of the site-specific challenges including process safety hazards.

Presenter

Mike Edwards, Robin Rigg Wind Farm General Manager, RWE Renewables

With a background in industrial electrical, control and turbine maintenance / commissioning, Mike has recently taken over as General Manager of Robin Rigg Wind Farm. Mike was previously employed as the Engineering Manager for a 400MW CCGT and then a 400MW wind farm on the south coast of England with full responsibility for the maintenance and engineering works.

Having predominantly worked in thermal generation plants Mike took the opportunity to join RWE (previously EON Renewables) during the construction of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm in 2016, the first offshore wind farm off the south coast of England. Mike joined the operations team was embedded within the construction and commissioning staff, subsequently taking the site through to the end of the warranty period with the OEM and into full self-perform operations.

Having now worked in operational engineering for over 30 years Mike has been fortunate to be involved in the construction and commissioning of two major generating plant with the resulting hand over to operations. Additionally Mike has managed a number of significant engineering and process projects plus safety investigations across a range of sites within the fleets MIke has worked

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Cumbria Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.

Time

18:00—19:30 GMT.

Format

A one and a half hour online session.

Software

The presentation will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. We recommend downloading the app from the Microsoft website, rather than using the web portal. 

Please use the link below to register and joining instructions will be emailed to you before the event.

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This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you'll need to be a member of the Cumbria Members Group.

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