Royal National Lifeboat Institution Benefits from Rampion Fund
Rampion Offshore Wind Ltd. has made a GBP 100,000 donation to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) from the Rampion offshore wind farm community fund, set up to benefit communities across Sussex, UK.
The funding will be spread across the lifeboat stations in Newhaven, Brighton, Shoreham and Littlehampton, which operate in the area surrounding the Rampion offshore wind farm.
“To keep the wind farm in full working order, our wind turbine technicians will be transiting between our operations base in Newhaven and the Rampion site, for the lifetime of the project,” Chris Tomlinson, Development and Stakeholder Manager for the Rampion wind farm, said.
“With a significant level of commercial and recreational sea user activity operating from ports and marinas across the coast, safety at sea will always be a key priority for us all. We are therefore delighted to be able to make this donation to the RNLI, who do an incredible job to keep everyone safe at sea, no matter the time, the season or the weather.”
“Last year the Royal National Lifeboat Institution saved 431 lives around the coast of the UK and Ireland and this vital work wouldn’t be possible without donations such as this,” Paul Dunt, RNLI Media Officer for London and the South East, said.
“As a charity, the RNLI receives no government funding and we rely entirely on donations, legacies and fund-raising, so this money will help our incredible lifeboat volunteers, at these four busy south coast stations, to continue to save lives at sea.”
The 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm comprises 116 MHI Vestas 3.45MW turbines located 13km off the Sussex coast.
The wind farm generated first power after the first turbine was brought online in November last year.
It is scheduled to be completed and fully operational later this year.