Transmission Capital Partners, the consortium comprising INPP, Amber Infrastructure Group and Transmission Investment (‘the Consortium’), has successfully reached financial close for the long-term ownership and operation of the transmission link to the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm (the ‘OFTO’). The project can be seen from Brighton’s famous seafront.
The project is the Company’s ninth OFTO and relates to the transmission cable connection to the offshore wind farm located approximately 13km off the Sussex coast. The wind farm consists of 116 x 3.45MW wind turbine generators connected to an offshore substation platform (‘OSP’) located within the boundaries of the Rampion wind farm. This OFTO is the most southerly OFTO in the UK, and adds to the Company’s geographical reach following takeover of the most northerly OFTO in August 2021.
The Rampion OFTO has the ability to transmit green electricity equivalent to around 350,000 UK homes, increasing the number of homes that could be powered via the Company’s OFTO portfolio to approximately 2.1 million homes.