Wind Farm

Rampion Wind Farm Tours from Brighton Marina

Wind Farm Tours
Our Rampion Wind Farm Tours will take you to Offshore of Brighton Marina to the location of the 116 wind turbines that each sit on top of a foundation fixed into the seabed

With an installed capacity of 400 megawatts (MW), it will generate 1,400 gigawatt hours (GWh) of green power each year, equal to the amount used annually by around 350,000 UK homes1, or almost half the houses in Sussex. It will reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 600,000 tonnes a year

The Wind Farm site covers 70 square kilometres, so it is larger than the island of Guernsey, and is located in the English Channel between 13 and 20 kilometres off the Sussex coast

When complete in 2018, it will create around 60 full-time permanent jobs. Rampion Wind Farm will be operated and maintained from a purpose-built base at Newhaven Port, and is already acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the port area

Wind Farm Trips

Offshore Wind Farm Trips

With our Offshore Wind Farm Trips you can visit the Rampion location which features 116 MHI Vestas 3.45 MW turbines. The turbines are made up of an 80 metre (m) tall tower, a nacelle for the generation equipment, a hub, and three 55m long blades. When vertical, the tip of the turbine blade reaches 140m, which is just taller than the Brighton i360’s viewing pod at its top height

The turbines sit on top of foundations, comprising single steel monopiles and bright yellow transition pieces, designed so they integrate together perfectly. There are 12 rows of 10 to 12 turbines that are connected by array cables taking the power to a single offshore substation. A total of 140 kilometres of array cables are buried in a network under the seabed. Laid end to end, the array cables would stretch from Brighton to London and back

The Wind Farm turbines generate power at 33 kilovolts (kV) and the main role of the offshore substation is to transform this up to 150kV, to reduce any losses as it is transmitted to shore. The 2,000 tonne structure houses the electrical components at the heart of the wind farm including transformers, switchgear and control systems. It sits on a four-leg jacket foundation, fixed into the seabed and weighing around 900 tonnes

Electricity will be transmitted from the Offshore Wind Farm substation along two 16km subsea export cables, which come to shore at the beach, next to Brooklands Pleasure Park in East Worthing

 Dates Available

PayPalDates Available for Wind Farm Trips (Whole Boat Charter £360 up to 12 persons) individual £40 Deposit for Whole Boat Charter will be £100 for individual they must be paid in full by PayPal
All Deposits will be Refunded in the event of bad weather.charter

April 8th – 9am to 12pm and 12.15pm to 3.15pm and 3.15pm to 6.15pm  (Please Note we only do the full boat charter on weekends)      

May 6th –   9am to 12pm  and 12.15pm to 3.15pm and 3.15pm to 6.15pm      

May 12th – 9am to 12pm or 12.15pm to 3.15pm and 3.15pm to 6.15pm      

May 13th – 9am to 12pm  or 12.15pm to 3.15pm and 3.15pm to 6.15pm      

May 20th – 9am to 12pm  or 12.15pm to 3.15pm and 3.15pm to 6.15pm 

May 27th – 9am to 12pm  or 12.15pm to 3.15pm and 3.15pm to 6.15pm We can do evening trips by arrangement only                

We can do evening trips by arrangement only
Ring for more details
Please Ring for More details Terry on 07850-707572

Why not bring some nibbles and have a mini picnic on the way. We can provide Free tea and coffee whilst you are with us on board,and has a toilet and under cover seating and seating for 12 persons on the deck. Seabreeze3 Wind Farm Charters is a very stable Catamaran with loads of room, the boat has a side door for easy entry on and off the Boat. We can cater for all your needs just give us a call

Operatons and maintenance base
A new dedicated operations and maintenance base is now under construction at Newhaven Port. This will be home to newly hired apprentices, wind turbine technicians, engineers, marine workers and administrative staff, who will manage the day-to-day running of the wind farm and ensure it is as efficient as possible. Newhaven is also the location of the project’s construction management team, working in temporary facilities at the East Quay. At least
650 workers have been employed at peak times during the offshore construction, and 160 onshore

Wind Farm Trips

Wind Farm Tours
Constructon Time Frame
Construction of the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm began in 2015 and is due to be fully operational in 2018, with the final completion date being largely dependent on logistics and weather during the construction period. Reinstatement of the onshore cable route will be monitored for 10 years and the wind farm itself will have a lifespan of 20 to 25 years.