Sussex is set for a gust of fresh air as construction has now begun on the first ever offshore wind turbine farm off the South Coast.
Work on the 116 foundation positions is now underway along with building at the onshore substation in Twineham. While the project may take up to three years to complete, when it’s finished, the farm should provide enough electricity to supply the equivalent of around 300,000 homes, reducing C02 emissions by up to 600,000 tonnes a year.
The seabed work will include the clearing of boulders along the cable route, a task that Chris Tomlinson, Development Manager for the Wind Farm, says will not be neglected.
“Great efforts will be made to replicate the seabed as it is now and all boulders moved will be weighed and the new position recorded. Details of the new positions of the boulders will be made freely available to sea users.“
To find out more about the Rampion Wind Farm visit www.eonenergy.com/rampion