Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) recently completed an upgrade to the crew transfer vessel (CTV) pontoon at the Port of Newhaven, England. The pontoon supports the operations of the 400-MW Rampion Offshore Wind Farm located off the southern coast of England. 

The refurbishment, part of the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, included the installation of a floating concrete breakwater at the Port of Newhaven. This addition provides secure berthing facilities for CTVs. The O&M base contains offices, warehousing, and berthing and quayside facilities for wind farm commissioning and maintenance vessels.

Rampion, the first offshore wind farm built off the southern coast of England, is owned and operated by RWE Renewables.

Along with Knights Brown, a civil engineering company, ICMS designed and installed a 295'x15' concrete breakwater. The floating structure, equipped with external pile guides, accommodates essential services such as electrical, water, lighting, and fuel. 

The structure was manufactured in ICMS’ pre-cast facilities in Banagher, Ireland. The concrete pontoon features a 200mm rubber D-fender and 3’ freeboard, ensuring compatibility with the vessels it serves. With textured decking tailored for commercial use, crewmembers have uninterrupted access to their vessels regardless of weather conditions, ensuring year-round operational accessibility.