Historic port infrastructures require adaptation if they are to be useful to the construction, operation and maintenance phases in the development of an offshore windfarm.  Wind turbine require quayside storqage areas that can carry heavy loads without risk of subsidence or collapse.

Newhaven’s master plan drawn up by Royal Haskoning DHV and part funded through the PATCH project, an Interreg IVA 2 Seas project, has allowed FLIP partners to benefit from previous experience in the field of port master planning. The master plan has identified a number of opportunities for future development of the port buildings and land through until 2020. One of those opportunities focused on the offshore renewable energy industry.