Newhaven Port Wins Offshore Wind Farm Contract

Author:Ms Marion Wilcock
Profession:DMH Stallard

DMH Stallard is delighted to report that E.ON has announced that Newhaven port will be the operations and maintenance base for its proposed Rampion Offshore Wind Farm if the development is granted approval. The decision has been made following a rigorous technical assessment of both Newhaven and Shoreham Ports.

DMH Stallard LLP have been advising the port on the wind farm on legal aspects of the negotiations with E.On and will now draft the documents for the renovation of the East Quay; and the Lease with E.On.

Having worked with Newhaven Port for many years, DMH Stallard is delighted to be working on this major infrastructure project, which could create up to 85 full time permanent jobs with the majority being recruited locally. It would also see part of Newhaven Port being modernised and redeveloped through E.ON's investment in the new facility, which would support the operation and maintenance of the proposed offshore wind farm.

Headed up by Real Estate Partner Marion Wilcock and Director of Planning, Peter Rainier, the firm has a depth of knowledge on the legal, planning and environmental aspects of largescale development and regeneration. The firm's technical expertise coupled with its unique and intimate knowledge of Newhaven Port, ensures that DMH Stallard are well placed to assist.

Marion Wilcock, Partner at DMH Stallard, said: "This is exciting news for Newhaven, and this project is something we are particularly proud to be involved in. It will not only create jobs for the local community but also establish Newhaven as the port of choice for offshore renewable energy development in the future."

Chris Tomlinson, E.ON Development Manager for the project, said: "We're extremely pleased to be able to announce that we'll be partnering with Newhaven Port if the Rampion project gets the go ahead. It's an ideal location to support the wind farm due to its proximity and accessibility to site, and the amount of space available."

Captain François Jean, Port Manager, Newhaven Port & Properties, said: "This is great news...

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