Archaeologists have worked alongside the project team to define and record any archaeological finds exposed during the works.
Local businesses have had the opportunity to register their company and promote their products and services via the Wind Energy Sussex website.
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.
Rampion has supported the local community via a range of sponsorships and partnerships.
Notices to Mariners
Notices to Mariners are published on this page.
Rampion has on-going relationships with local schools to encourage young people into STEM-related careers and raise their knowledge about offshore wind energy.
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.
Applications for funding
Click here to find out how to apply for support from the Rampion Community Benefit Fund.
Facts and figures about the wind farm, at a glance.
Issue specific factsheets for downloading can be found here.
Presentations given to external groups about the wind farm can be found here.
Each foundation comprises a monopile and transition piece to support the turbine tower and include boat landings, cranes, ladders and platforms for access.
Terms and Conditions
A series of actions were taken to minimise the impacts of construction on sensitive resident species.
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Rampion is benefitting the environment and helping to combat climate change by generating clean, green, renewable energy.
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.
How to Find Us
All the information you need to find us, how to get here, and when we are open.
Charter boat operators
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.
Group bookings have been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will update the website as soon as restrictions are eased
Round Three: Autumn 2018
Rampion Visitor Centre
The Visitor Centre is an exciting and interactive educational experience for children and adults of all ages.
Round Two: Summer 2018
Round One: Spring 2018
Downloads and links
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.
The Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Order was granted on 16 July 2014.
Careers with Rampion
Rampion has two export cables stretching 16 km from the offshore substation to shore. They were installed by cable installation vessel Stemat Spirit.
Community Fund beneficiaries
Here you will find a list of all the organisations that have received grants from the Rampion Community Benefit Fund.
A new onshore substation at Twineham will convert the electricity to a higher voltage to enter the national grid.
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.
Archaeology case studies
The electricity produced by Rampion is carried by the onshore cable from landfall at Brooklands Pleasure Park to the new substation at Twineham.
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.
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.
Six years in the planning, construction of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm started in autumn 2015 with onshore cable route works.
Operations & Maintenance building credentials
Turbines have five key components for installation: the tower, nacelle with hub, and three blades.
All 116 turbines are in place and the first power to the grid was generated in November 2017.
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.
The wind farm has three owner companies: RRL, the Green Investment Group and Enbridge.
Rampion has helped support the local economy through the use of local suppliers.
It was decided early to underground the entire length of the onshore cable, rather than using pylons and overhead lines.
Environmental surveys have been integral to the development and construction of the wind farm.
The Wind Farm
The south coast’s first offshore wind farm.
Rampion is causing quite some interest among local residents and visitors to the south coast. So can you visit it?
Community Fund stories
Stories about the projects that have been awarded funds from the Rampion Community Benefit Fund will be featured here.
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.
Meeting minutes from the Project Liaison Groups formed as part of the early engagement with stakeholders and the community.
Rampion continues to participate in educational activities that will encourage young people to consider a future in offshore wind energy.
Operations & maintenance
The operation and maintenance of the wind farm is carried out from a purpose-built facility at Newhaven Port.
Early, open and ongoing communication has been key to Rampion's engagement with the fishing community.
Regularly updated charts of interest to all local marine users.
New operations and maintenance base
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.
Training is integral to the success of Rampion’s operations.
Questions and answers
Commonly asked questions and answers about the wind farm.
How Rampion works
How does wind energy convert into electrical energy suitable for use at work and at home? This animation shows the process.
Round Four: Spring 2019
Rampion is in one of the world's busiest shipping channels so significant planning and liaison was required to finalise the siting.
The latest news and information about Rampion Offshore Wind Farm
Modern Slavery Statement
Rampion Offshore Wind Limited Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2019
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.
Round five: Autumn 2019
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Construction of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is now complete
Rampion has both sponsored and partnered with organisations to support community activity.