All 116 foundations of the Rampion offshore wind farm in the English Channel 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. The 400MW 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 Enbridge.