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E.ON forced to alter Rampion offshore plans

Surfing group claims victory in wave height dispute

A UK surfing group is claiming it has persuaded E.ON to change the design of the 665MW Rampion offshore wind farm amid fears it could affect wave heights.

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) said it outlined its concerns about the effect of Rampion after E.ON revealed the project could reduce wave heights around Brighton on the English south coast by as much as 22%.


As a result of discussions between E.ON, the group and local business, the power company is believed to have altered the project to the extent that waves will be reduced by around 3%.

When contacted, E.ON refused to confirm or deny the reports. However, it is preparing an update on the project in the coming days.

Last month, Rampion emerged as one of five English Channel projects potentially affecting the feeding habits of a bird colony.

Currently, the only part of the Round 3 project to be developed is a meteorological mast to survey the area.

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