Offshore Layout

The offshore element of the project has now been finalised, and you can see where we’ll be placing our turbines on below.   

The nearest turbine to shore will be 13km (8 miles) and the site will feature 116 turbines, each 3.45MW in capacity, giving the project a total generating capacity of 400MW. Each of the turbines will be 85m tall to the hub height, and 140M to blade tip.

The turbine layout is a regular grid matrix with a minimum spacing between the turbines of 750m and will include one offshore substation.  The export cable route is still being finalised within the reduced corridor that was consented.

The final layout has doubled the distance between the nearest turbine and the Heritage Coast, reducing the field of view by a third in comparison to the layout that we originally consulted on.  The scheme now completely avoids the popular scallop dredging fishing area known as the ‘9miler’ and has also been welcomed by Shoreham Port as it no longer affects its anchorage and will maintain straight passage for ships into and out of the port. We’ve chosen turbine locations to optimise the scheme in the best seabed conditions as part of our continuing drive to reduce the costs of offshore wind.

You can also view photomontages of the wind farm from key viewpoints, using the links below:

Cuckmere Haven Viewpoint

Beachy Head Viewpoint

Brighton Seafront Viewpoint 

Consultation for Decommissioning

In accordance with Section 105(02) of The Energy Act 2004, and in order to discharge requirement 8 of the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Order 2014 made by the Secretary of State on 16 July 2014, E.ON is required to prepare an Offshore Decommissioning Programme for the Rampion offshore wind farm.

The programme is informed and supported by the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) carried out for the Rampion Project. The Environmental Statement was submitted as part of the Project’s application for development consent under the Planning Act 2008, which was submitted to the Secretary of State in March 2013. You can find more information on the EIA in the Document Library.

The proposal for decommissioning can be found in the document below, and any comments should be submitted to the Consents Manager, Eleri Owen by email to eleri.owen@eon.com. The Consultation on the decommissioning programme ends on 28th February 2015.

Decommissioning Programme for Consultation