Suppliers across Coastal West Sussex are being encouraged to get involved with the development of the new Rampion Wind Farm, set to be situated off the coast between Brighton and Newhaven. www.sussexwindenergy.org.uk has just been launched to provide interested suppliers with information about the project, services and products required for construction. Developers and sub-contractors have identified use for more than 750 products and services, many of which can be supplied by local companies.
The new website can help local businesses to establish whether they have the products and services required to support construction of the wind farm. It provides an opportunity to register your businesses contact details and list the products and services that you are interested in supplying enabling you to promote your company to potential developers and sub-contractors also a useful tool to search for product suppliers and services in the local area.
This initiative has been made possible through the co-operation of E.ON, local authorities based in Sussex and Marine South East – an independent body which focuses on the development of the marine industry in the South East.
E.ON is currently involved in building the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array which will have a total capacity of 1,000 MW and produce enough power to meet the annual average needs of around 750,000 UK’s households. E.ON aims to bring one new offshore wind farm online every 18 months, one of which will be Rampion.