New operations and maintenance base
Construction of Rampion’s new operations & maintenance base at the East Quay in Newhaven Port started in Spring 2017 with preliminary works to clear the site in readiness for the foundations. It took 12 months to complete with the team moving in to the new facility in March 2018.
The base is home to the 60 strong Rampion team operating the wind farm and incorporates offices and welfare facilities, as well as an industrial warehouse for storage of parts and equipment for the maintenance of the wind farm.
It is conveniently located quayside to allows the teams easy access to the crew transfer vessels that will head to the site each day. The section of the quay where the base is located has been renamed Rampion Quay by the port for ease of reference.
While construction is substantially complete, minor adjustment work is ongoing and some pontoon work remains, which will be carried out either later in 2018 or early in 2019.