Energy Sector

Renewable Energy

The Port of Workington has a long association with the wind energy sector, being home to one of the biggest offshore wind farms in the UK. The Robin Rigg windfarm was constructed by E.ON in the Solway Firth and has been generating power since 2009.

At the same time the Port is well placed to service the expansion of offshore wind in the Irish Sea.

The Port’s location is ideal for the windfarm construction phases, through to commissioning, operating and maintenance of these facilities.

Nuclear Decommissioning

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is committed to delivering their strategy for decommissioning and clean-up activities at Sellafield.

Workington has a long history in supporting the nuclear agenda in Cumbria. Our principal role to date is to act as a vital transport hub for the movement of project cargo and bulk materials by sea, rail and road.

Over the foreseeable future there will be massive opportunities from the major projects which will be undertaken at Sellafield.  We believe we can offer a sustainable transport solution in support of the major projects planned at the Sellafield site.

Nuclear New Build

The expectation that Cumbria will see a new power station commissioned around 2024, has opened opportunities for Workington to establish itself as an important west coast energy hub for the delivery of this major infrastructure project.

The Port’s strategic location, deep water facilities and associated rail freight terminal and road links will play a major part in the logistic solutions needed to deliver vast quantities of construction materials for the nuclear new build facility at Moorside.