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BURBO BANK 1 – WALNEY 2 (WOWO2) OFFSHORE WIND FARMS COMPONENT EXCHANGE

BURBO BANK 1 – WALNEY 2 (WOWO2) OFFSHORE WIND FARMS COMPONENT EXCHANGE
28th Feb 2019 Captain Barnacle
In Sailing [NTM]

From: Tom Watson
Sent: 25 February 2019 09:22
To: Tom Watson
Subject: BURBO BANK 1 OFFSHORE WIND FARMS – COMPONENT EXCHANGES – TURBINE POSITIONS BURBO BANK1 B33, B16 & BB31 – WALNEY 2 (WOWO2) C10

Dear All,

BURBO BANK 1 – WALNEY 2 (WOWO2) OFFSHORE WIND FARMS COMPONENT EXCHANGE

TURBINE POSITIONS

BURBO BANK 1 B16, BB33 AND BB31– WALNEY 2 (WOWO2)  C10

‘WIND SERVER’ is now on site at BURBO BANK 1 and jacked-up at Turbine position BB16

Please note that the proposed schedule, i.e. times of arrival and order of Turbines visited as well as the approx. times spent at each Turbine position are dependent on weather and conditions as well as the direction of the wind and could be altered to accommodate conditions at the time

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PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF OPERATIONS

BURBO BANK 1   (3 TURBINE POSITIONS)

‘WIND SERVER’ will jack-up first at Turbine position B16 to exchange a gearbox and main bearing, approx. 4/5 days.

‘WIND SERVER’ will then transit across to Turbine B33 to exchange a generator, approx. 2 days.

‘WIND SERVER’ will then transit across to Turbine BB31 to carry out a gearbox change, approx. 2 days.

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WALNEY 2 (WOWO2)     (1 TURBINE POSITION)

Once completed at BURBO BANK 1 ‘WIND SERVER’ will transit across to WALNEY 2 (WOWO2), expected on or around Tuesday 5th. March, to carry out a gearbox exchange at Turbine position C10, approx. 2/3 days, before returning to Holyhead.

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Attached for information is a picture of ‘WIND SERVER’ both afloat and Jacked-up and all mariners should note that there is a mandatory 500m Safety Zone whenever a Jack-up is pulled-up alongside a Turbine at any of the wind farms but a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is also requested whenever the vessel can be observed afloat and manoeuvring into position.

 

Fishermen are requested and advised not to enter the Wind Farm or set any gear close to the above-mentioned Turbine position in the lead up to this period of maintenance work.

 

Also attached are the latest ‘Kingfisher Awareness Charts’ which give all of the relevant information concerning the WALNEY 1, BURBO BANK and WALNEY 2 Wind Farms

 

Please note that the ‘Awareness Charts’ are provided for information purposes relating to the Wind Farm only and should not be used for navigation.

 

For more information on the boundaries of the 50 metre Advisory Safety distances please ensure that you have the latest KIS-ORCA information installed.

 

This can be downloaded from www.KIS-ORCA.eu .

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the above or require any further information, also please pass this information to any of your colleagues who you think might be interested.

 

If you know of any fisherman who works the area and does not receive this information or anybody else who would benefit from this information please let me know.

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FISHING INSIDE THE WIND FARM

 

A REMINDER OF THE MAILBOX DROP FACILITY THAT HAS BEEN SET UP ENABLING ANY FISHERMEN WITH STATIC GEAR DEPLOYED EITHER INSIDE THE PERIMETER OF OR IN THE CLOSE PROXIMTY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED WIND FARM TO REPORT THE POSITIONS OF THE GEAR TO THE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT TEAM IS STILL OPERATIONAL, PLEASE READ BELOW, THIS INFORMATION WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE RELAYED TO THE CTVs

 

Please use the E-mail address WF_FishingActivities@dongenergy.co.uk to identify the position/s of the gear providing a contact mobile telephone number which can then be passed on to the service craft so that they can monitor it and also keep clear of it when carrying out their maintenance routines, also arrangements can be made if there is a requirement to move the gear to facilitate any maintenance activity.

 

If fishing inside the Wind Farm you are advised to use Dhan Buoys anchored towards the middle of the lane with a long weighted feed line rather than Marker Buoys that can be moved by the strong tides and so foul the Turbines.

 

For more information on the boundaries of the 50 metre Advisory Safety distances please ensure that you have the latest KIS-ORCA information installed – this can be downloaded from www.KIS-ORCA.eu

 

Please also consult the MMO website : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/marking-of-fishing-gear-retrieval-and-notification-of-lost-gear

 

If in any doubt please contact me

 

Regards  :  Tom Watson

Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

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