Newhaven MP pays visit to offshore windfarm

Maria Caulfield, the MP for Newhaven, has recently paid a visit to the iconic Rampion Offshore Windfarm with neighbouring MP Tim Loughton from Worthing.

Rampion, whose Operations Base is in Newhaven and was recently opened by Mrs Caulfield, invited her to view the windfarm as a thank you for supporting the project extensively over the last few years. They also invited Tim Loughton MP as many of the wind turbines are situated just off the Worthing coast.

The tour involved a talk on the history and construction of the windfarm, and was followed by a boat tour of the turbines. Maria also was able to talk to key members of staff and view the operation centre in Newhaven, where the turbines are controlled from. Once completed the project, which is visible from Brighton and other coastal areas, will power 350,000 homes.

Following the visit Maria said, “I would like to thank everybody who has been involved in the Rampion project. Members of staff I met were clearly passionate and well informed about the windfarm - it was a delight to join them for the day and a privilege to have their operations in my constituency.”

“The boat trip gave me the chance to see the project from an overall perspective, and allowed me to appreciate the many hours of engineering and construction that have gone into this marvellous project. I certainly look forward to many Sussex homes receiving green energy into the future.”