Archaeology

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

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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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Media Releases

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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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Bookings Listings

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Sponsorship stories

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

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Notices to Mariners

Notices to Mariners are published on this page.

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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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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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Site development

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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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Edit booking

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Key facts

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

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Factsheets

Issue specific factsheets for downloading can be found here.

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Environmental Statement

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Presentations

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

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Home

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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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Maintenance activity

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Vacancies

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Resources

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Terms and Conditions

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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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Thank you

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Book my Visit

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Contact the Centre

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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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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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How to Find Us

All the information you need to find us, how to get here, and when we are open.

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Charter boat operators

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Group Visits

Group bookings have been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will update the website as soon as we have more information, or restrictions are eased.

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School Visits

Group bookings have been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will update the website as soon as restrictions are eased

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Round Three: Autumn 2018

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Rampion Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre is an exciting and interactive educational experience for children and adults of all ages.

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Round Two: Summer 2018

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Round One: Spring 2018

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Downloads and links

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Announcements

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Onshore works

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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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Consent

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

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Apprenticeships

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Careers with Rampion

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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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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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Substation

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

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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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Archaeology case studies

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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 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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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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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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Operations & Maintenance building credentials

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Turbines

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

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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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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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Owners

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

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Business

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

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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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Galleries

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Environmental

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

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Offshore works

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The Wind Farm

The south coast’s first offshore wind farm.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Training

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

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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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Newsroom

The latest news and information about Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

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Modern Slavery Statement

Rampion Offshore Wind Limited Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2019

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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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Contact

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Round Six: Spring 2020

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Managing COVID-19 at Rampion

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Further Developments – ‘Rampion 2′

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Privacy and Cookies

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