E.ON reduces size of British wind farm

The Rampion wind farm off the coast of Brighton, southern England is to be reduced in size, following concerns about visual impact on the local environment.

The E.ON-owned offshore wind farm has been re-designed as a 116 turbine facility, instead of the initial 175-turbine plan. Offhsore wind park

The BBC reports that the company took into account complaints about impact on views from the South Downs National Park.

E.ON revealed its final plans for the government-approved project on Monday and the three-year construction of the wind farm is expected to start next year.

E.ON said the site would generate electricity for up to 290,000 homes and would reduce CO2 emissions by up to 600,000 tonnes a year.

E.ON development manager Chris Tomlinson told the BBC, "Our final design seeks to optimise the scheme in the best seabed conditions as part of our continuing drive to reduce the costs of offshore wind.”



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