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Ellen Forster

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Up to 300 jobs created in Brighton wind farm project despite downsizing

A planned offshore wind farm project on the Brighton coastline is expected to have 59 fewer turbines following concerns about its impact on views from the South Downs National Park, according to the BBC.

Energy provider E.On said the Rampion wind farm would now include 116 turbines, rather than 175, built eight miles off the coast between Peacehaven and Worthing.

The three-year construction of the wind farm is expected to start next year.

E.On have stated that the wind farm would generate electricity for up to 290,000 homes and would reduce CO2 emissions by up to 600,000 tonnes a year.

It also estimates that between 250 and 300 jobs will be created by the project.

E.On development manager Chris Tomlinson said: “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.

“We’re now finalising our construction plans and moving closer to being able to secure jobs during both construction and operation.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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