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Brighton Celebrates Inauguration of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

The first offshore wind farm on the south coast of the UK has been officially inaugurated. The wind farm consits of 116 turbines and will provide 1,400 gigawatt hours of green power each year, equal to the amount used per year by about 350,000 UK homes.

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After a three-year construction schedule involving a workforce of around 750 at peak times, Rampion - the first wind farm off the UK’s south coast - was officially being opened by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Susan Pyper. The wind farm already went into full operation in the spring and has a capacity of 400 MW. It covers and area of 70 km2 in the English Channel and is larger than the island of GuernseyIt is owned by E.ON, Enbridge and the UK Green Investment Rampion Ltd.

Michael Lewis, Chief Executive of E.ON UK, said: “Not only will Rampion play a vital role in helping the UK meet its commitment to decarbonise the energy sector but it will continue to support the local economy, sparking the regeneration of Newhaven Port, sustaining highly skilled roles including apprenticeships as well as introducing the £3.1million Rampion Fund for community organisations and projects over the next decade.”

Offshore construction of the wind farm began in early 2016. The project achieved first generation in November 2017 and by spring this year all 116 turbines were commissioned and able to provide power to the grid.

Windfair Staff
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