EI branch events – from an offshore wind farm to a gin distillery

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The EI’s branch network has organised some exciting visits over the past month – from a visit to the Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex coast to the Bombay Sapphire distillery in Hampshire.

In June, the EI’s London and Home Counties Young Professionals Network (YPN) organised a boat trip to the Rampion offshore wind farm, where attendees were able to see the giant feats of engineering up close. Owned by E.ON the wind farm has 116 wind turbine generators, towering 140 metres in height and supplying enough power to supply 350,000 homes.

The EI’s Southern Branch organised a visit to the Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire. The gin distillery blends a renewable energy and high energy efficiency approach. Low carbon energy is part provided by solar PV and a hydro-electric turbine in the River Test, giving carbon savings of 38%. The distillery was awarded the BREEAM Award for Industrial Design in 2014 for its efficient distillery process buildings. The attendees also learned about the distillery’s sustainable approach to crafting and showcasing the gin and, of course, were able to enjoy a drink ‘on the house’.

The EI branch and YPN networks put on events across the UK and internationally – browse upcoming events in your area at energyinst.org/ei-near-me/worldwide

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