The Rampion offshore wind farm in the English Channel has successfully completed an important stage of construction: All 116 foundations are now firmly anchored in the sea bed. In addition, all connective fittings have also been installed, which will be used later to mount the tower with its turbine nacelle and rotor blades. The foundations rise to a height of 20 meters above sea-level.
Work began in early February and was suspended as scheduled for the bream spawning season. Installation of the wind generating components will begin in spring 2017 and continue through the rest of the year. In addition, the underwater cables will continue to be laid and preparations made for installing the transformer station. This infrastructure will allow the energy generated by the wind farm to be transported to the mainland.
The 400 megawatt project is being built 13 kilometers off the coast of Sussex and is a joint venture between E.ON, the British Green Investment Bank and Canadian energy producer, Enbridge. Once completed, the wind farm will produce enough energy each year to supply roughly 350,000 households. The wind farm is scheduled to be finished and ready for operation in 2018.This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by E.ON Group Management and other information currently available to E.ON. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. E.ON SE does not intend, and does not assume any liability whatsoever, to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.