Archaeology

Archaeologists have worked alongside the project team to define and record any archaeological finds exposed during the works.

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Media Releases

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Home

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Presentations

Presentations given to external groups about the wind farm can be found here.

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Environmental Statement

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Factsheets

Issue specific factsheets for downloading can be found here.

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Key facts

Facts and figures about the wind farm, at a glance.

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Applications for funding

Click here to find out how to apply for support from the Rampion Community Benefit Fund.

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Local suppliers

Local businesses have had the opportunity to register their company and promote their products and services via the Wind Energy Sussex website.

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Education Initiatives

Rampion has on-going relationships with local schools to encourage young people into STEM-related careers and raise their knowledge about offshore wind energy.

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Notices to Mariners

Notices to Mariners are published on this page.

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Sponsorship stories

Rampion has supported the local community via a range of sponsorships and partnerships.

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Onshore cable route

From landfall at Brooklands Pleasure Park, almost 27 kilometres of buried onshore cable will transport the power produced at Rampion to a new onshore substation in Sussex.

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Interactive map

Where is the wind farm situated? Zoom in to see the locations of each component of the wind farm, as well as other points of interest.

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Maintenance activity

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Round One: Spring 2018

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Foundations

Each foundation comprises a monopile and transition piece to support the turbine tower and include boat landings, cranes, ladders and platforms for access.

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Onshore ecology

A series of actions were taken to minimise the impacts of construction on sensitive resident species.

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Habitat management

Surveys of the natural habitats were carried along the whole proposed onshore cable route and substation to enable land to be reinstated as it was prior to construction.

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Charter boat operators

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Round Two: Summer 2018

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Round Three: Autumn 2018

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Downloads and links

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Benefits

Rampion is benefitting the environment and helping to combat climate change by generating clean, green, renewable energy.

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Vacancies

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Site development

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Supply chain register

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Onshore

The electricity produced by Rampion is carried by the onshore cable from landfall at Brooklands Pleasure Park to the new substation at Twineham.

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Community Fund beneficiaries

Here you will find a list of all the organisations that have received grants from the Rampion Community Benefit Fund.

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Archaeology case studies

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Apprenticeship programme

An apprenticeship is a ticket to a development path that includes not only first-rate training and mentoring but also a significant hands-on experience and qualifications.

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Operations & Maintenance building credentials

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Substation

A new onshore substation at Twineham will convert the electricity to a higher voltage to enter the national grid.

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Announcements

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Onshore works

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Offshore infrastructure

Rampion has two export cables stretching 16 km from the offshore substation to shore. They were installed by cable installation vessel Stemat Spirit.

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Careers with Rampion

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Apprenticeships

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Consent

The Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Order was granted on 16 July 2014.

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Marine life

Surveys were undertaken as part of the planning phase to identify how the marine area was used by birds, fish and shellfish, benthic and marine mammals.

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School Visits

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History

E.ON was awarded rights to develop the Zone as part of The Crown Estate’s Round 3 in June 2010. A lot has happened since.

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Community Benefit Fund

The fund was launched in 2017 to provide financial support to worthwhile local community projects. It is being independently managed by the Sussex Community Foundation.

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Development

Six years in the planning, construction of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm started in autumn 2015 with onshore cable route works.

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Landscape

It was decided early to underground the entire length of the onshore cable, rather than using pylons and overhead lines.

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Environmental

Environmental surveys have been integral to the development and construction of the wind farm.

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Turbines

Turbines have five key components for installation: the tower, nacelle with hub, and three blades.

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Galleries

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Offshore

All 116 turbines are in place and the first power to the grid was generated in November 2017.

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Business

Rampion has helped support the local economy through the use of local suppliers.

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Owners

The wind farm has three owner companies: RRL, the Green Investment Group and Enbridge.

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Newsletters

A number of regular newsletters have been produced to keep people up to date with the development and construction of the wind farm. You can view the newsletters here.

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The Wind Farm

The south coast’s first offshore wind farm.

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Offshore works

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In the Community

Rampion is set to become a local landmark with links to communities throughout the south coast. Find out more about how Rampion has worked in the community so far.

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School Resources

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Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes from the Project Liaison Groups formed as part of the early engagement with stakeholders and the community.

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Education Outreach

Rampion continues to participate in educational activities that will encourage young people to consider a future in offshore wind energy.

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Community Fund stories

Stories about the projects that have been awarded funds from the Rampion Community Benefit Fund will be featured here.

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Visiting Rampion

Rampion is causing quite some interest among local residents and visitors to the south coast. So can you visit it?

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Operations & maintenance

The operation and maintenance of the wind farm is carried out from a purpose-built facility at Newhaven Port.

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Fisheries

Early, open and ongoing communication has been key to Rampion's engagement with the fishing community.

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Group Visits

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Marine charts

Regularly updated charts of interest to all local marine users.

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New operations and maintenance base

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Library

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Training

Training is integral to the success of Rampion’s operations.

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The Environment

Prior to construction a full suite of environmental surveys was undertaken. Bird, fish and ecology surveys, archaeology, navigational and socio-economic surveys, and traffic impacts assessments were all carried out to establish a baseline.

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Visitor Centre

The Rampion Visitor Centre is sited in two arches next to the i360 and has interactive displays and information about the Rampion Wind Farm, renewable energy and climate change generally.

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Questions and answers

Commonly asked questions and answers about the wind farm.

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How Rampion works

How does wind energy convert into electrical energy suitable for use at work and at home? This animation shows the process.

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Round Four: Spring 2019

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Navigation

Rampion is in one of the world's busiest shipping channels so significant planning and liaison was required to finalise the siting.

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How to find us

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Modern Slavery Statement

Rampion Offshore Wind Limited Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2019

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Contact the Centre

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Contractors

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Information for divers

Sea user safety is of paramount importance to Rampion. Information about safely diving within the wind farm site can be found on this page.

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Round five: Autumn 2019

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Ask a question

If you are not able to find the information you are looking for within this website, feel free to send us a question.

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Construction

Construction of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is now complete

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Sponsorships

Rampion has both sponsored and partnered with organisations to support community activity.

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Newsroom

The latest news and information about Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

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Contact

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Managing COVID-19 at Rampion

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Rampion 2

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Privacy and Cookies

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