Offshore wind project Rampion starts power generation

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 11:30
The first of 116 MHI Vestas 3.45MW tubines has been commissioned at Rampion offshore wind farm. (Graphic: E.ON)
The first of 116 MHI Vestas 3.45MW tubines has been commissioned at Rampion offshore wind farm. (Graphic: E.ON)

The offshore wind farm Rampion in the English Channel has started generating electricity. According to E.ON, the first turbine was commissioned. 115 additional turbines will be connected to the grid in stages over the next few months.

The offshore work for the Rampion project began in autumn 2015 with the preparation of the seabed for the turbine foundations. The first monopile was installed at the beginning of 2016. The installation of the turbines began in March 2017 and was completed ahead of schedule in September.

The 400 megawatt Rampion project is located 13 kilometres off the Sussex coast. Owners are E.ON, the British Green Investment Rampion Ltd. and the Canadian energy company Enbridge. The project is being built and operated by E.ON as majority owner.

E.ON / Silke Funke

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