E.on to start onshore cable route surveys for 700-MW UK wind farm
Oct 24, 2013 - German utility E.on SE (FRA:EOAN) is to start this month a survey on the planned onshore cable route between Brooklands Pleasure Park and the proposed substation in Twineham for its 700-MW Rampion offshore wind scheme.
In a press release on Thursday, the company explained that its needs to undertake surveys at a number of sites along the cable route in order to “understand the makeup of the soil and the impact construction may have on the ground”. E.on also aims to identify any areas of archaeological importance so as to ensure appropriate monitoring and protection once construction is on.
If the weather conditions are suitable, the company will start work at the end of the month. All activities are to take between six and eight weeks, it noted.
The Rampion wind farm will include between 100 and 175 wind turbines off the coast of the towns of Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea to the west, the city of Brighton and Hove in the centre and the towns of Newhaven and Seaford in the east. The Planning Inspectorate is expected to make its final decision whether to approve or reject the project in the summer of next year. If greenlighted, the wind farm is estimated to produce enough power for 450,000 households. The substation proposed for Twineham is intended to receive the output.