Wind energy – Rampion OWF
Rampion Offshore Wind today confirmed the sale of its transmission assets to Transmission Capital Partners (TCP).
Rampion is a 400 megawatt (MW) wind farm and was commissioned in 2018. It is owned by RWE (50.1%) Macquarie (25%), and Enbridge Rampion UK Ltd, a subsidiary Enbridge (24.9%),.
RWE Renewables operates the wind farm on behalf of the project partners.
Sven Utermöhlen, CEO Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables: “We are pleased that Transmission Capital Partners will take over the transmission assets at Rampion Offshore Windfarm. They are a highly experienced operator of offshore assets, and we look forward to developing a positive working relationship with them in the years to come.”
The transmission assets included in the sale comprise the Offshore Substation; Onshore Substation at Twineham; Offshore Export Cables and Onshore Export Cable. The divestment is mandatory under UK legislation and takes place in accordance with the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) regime. In 2019, following a competitive tender, Ofgem selected TCP as the preferred bidder for the transmission license for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.
Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is located 13-20 kilometres off the Sussex coast, and stretches from East Worthing in the west, to Brighton in the east.