Shoreham Port is set to be the site of two new wind turbines after Adur planners recently approved the project.
Located at the top of the beach near Shoreham power station, the turbines will feed power to the Pump House near the Port’s lock gates.
The two Novento nED100 turbines consist of a three bladed rotor with a diameter of 22m and a tubular tower 24.5m high – 6m lower than the Port lighting towers and 70m lower than the power station’s chimney stack.
In comparison the turbine on the Glyndebourne Estate has a tip height of 67m.
Shoreham Port is already home to more than 2000 solar panels, installed in the last three years by Brighton Energy Coop. A major project is also underway for solar power at the Parker Steel plant, and here are plans for further installations in the future.
Shoreham Port have been investigating renewable energy generation for a number of years and are committed to expanding the use of embedded renewable energy projects where it can be demonstrated they can play a vital part in the sustainability of the port, including the possibility of biomass and further solar pv and wind turbine installations.
Brighton Energy Coop fully supports the project, and inputted into the planning consultations to back the new turbines.