BURBO 2 (EXTENSION) – EXPORT CABLE – DEPTH OF BURIAL SURVEY
A depth of burial survey which will cover the whole length of the Export Cable, from the landfall position off Prestatyn and out to the Wind Farm Sub-Station, is scheduled to start on or around Friday 31st March.
This survey will be non-intrusive to the seabed and will be carried out in two stages by two survey vessels.
The survey vessel ‘BIBBY ATHENA’, operating on a 24hr day basis, will conduct a 2 day survey using an ROV with a minimum of 3.5 meters from the seabed, expected 31stMarch until 1st April.
The survey vessel ‘LIA’, operating on a 12 hr day basis, will conduct a 4 day Geophysical Survey using Hull Mounted Multi-Beam Echo Sounding Equipment, expected 1st April until 4th April.
Start dates and length of survey operations are dependent on weather and conditions.
It is not expected that this survey will interfere with any other vessel but a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is requested around both vessel during survey operations and passing vessels are requested to reduce speed if possible.
Both vessels will keep a listening watch on VHF channel 16 & 14 as well as monitoring VHF Channel 12 for Mersey VTS and can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only.
Attached for information is a small chartlet which shows the run of the Export Cable from the Landfall at Prestatyn out to the Wind Farm Sub-Station along with a picture of the two survey vessels
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.
Regards : Tom Watson
Tel……….. Mobile 07903 173 624
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