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  • May292020

    Notice to Mariners -Orsteds Wind Farm -June Update

    AMENDMENT TO PREVIOUS NOTICE

    Please be advised that the local ‘Regional Local Notice to Mariners’ concerning the forthcoming activities for ORSTEDS WIND FARMS in the Irish Sea will now be issued on a monthly basis with updates provided should there be a requirement for an addition NtM to be distributed.

    This notice lists any changes to the Aids to Navigation Availability as well as any proposed Jack-up / maintenance operations in the region

    Awareness items in the notice relate to the following wind farms:

    Wind Farm

    Abbreviation

                                                Barrow Area and Cumbrian Coast

    Barrow Offshore

    BOW

    West of Duddon Sands

    WoDS

    Walney Offshore Extensions  1 & 2

    WOW 01  –  WOW 02

    Walney Offshore Extensions  3 & 4

    WOW 03  –  WOW 04

                                                                 Liverpool Bay

    Burbo Bank Wind Farm

    BBW 01

    Burbo Bank Extension

    BBW 02 (EXT)

     

    MAIN ITEMS OF INTEREST INCLUDED IN THE NtM

    Introduction – Subsea Cables Information and KIS-ORCA Wind Farm Awareness Charts  (Page 4)

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Chartlet showing General Location of Operational Wind Farms as well as key contact details  (Page 5)

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Notice to Mariners Summary  (Page 6)

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

    BARROW    (Page 7)  

    Turbines A01 and A07 – Navigation lights extinguished

    Nothing to Report

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 

    BURBO 01   (Page 8)

    Navigation Light Extinguished Turbine  BB42   –  Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine BB38

    Nothing to Report

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    BURBO 02 (EXT.)  (Page 9)

    Lighting and Marking Status

    Turbine Position  :   A01 53°30.089’N 003°22.363’W Navigation Light Extinguished

    Turbine Position  :    E05 53°27.871’N 003°18.323’W Navigation Light Extinguished

    Turbine Position  :    F01 53°30.106’N 003°17.202’W Navigation Light Extinguished

    Turbine Position  :    L05 53°27.889’N 003°12.047’W Navigation Light Extinguished

    Nothing to Report

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

     WALNEY 01 & 02    (Page 10 & 11)

     TRANSITION PIECE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMM

    Transition Piece maintenance is being undertaken on both WALNEY 1 & 2, this programme will run for a provisional 4 months.

    Sequence of locations and dates are unavailable as works will be weather dependant and coordinated to ensure no conflict with routine maintenance operations.

    REQUEST FOR SAFETY AREA

    Mariners are requested to observe a 500m distance Safety Area around the affected Turbine(s) while works are being carried out.

    The CTV “Rix Lion” (picture attached) will act as Guard Vessel during this maintenance programme with the vessel broadcasting the Turbine ID, establishment/cancellation of the safety areas and seeking contact with marine traffic approaching of nearing the areas on VHF Channel 16 and 12.

    When “Rix Lion” is operating in the Wind Farm, you can assume work is being undertaken on several turbines which will have the requested Safety Areas in place.

    WALNEY 01

    Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine A11

    TURBINE POSITION B07

    Mariners are advised that due to a fault on the turbine nacelle crane there is presently a suspended load at B07, position 54 º03.23’N 003 º30.760’W

    For their safety, Mariners are requested to maintain a minimum 200m from this location until the suspended load is removed, which we expect to be within 72 hours.

    PLEASE READ NOTICE ON PAGE 11

    WALNEY 02

    Nothing to report

    …………………………………………………………………………………………….

    WALNEY 03    (Page 12)

    Turbine Position C01 Navigation Light Extinguished

    Nothing to report

    WALNEY 04   (Page 12)

    Nothing to report

    CARDINAL BUOYS  –  EXTINGUISHED

    North Cardinal Mark in position 54º 03.42’N      003º44.99’W Light is extinguished.

    West  Cardinal Mark in position 54° 06.63’N       003°55.33’W Light is extinguished

    South Cardinal Mark in position 54°00.21’N        003°34.66’W Light is extinguished

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

    WEST of DUDDON SANDS    (Page 13 & 14)

    Please note that the Jack-up ‘WIND SERVER’ is now working in the sector marked as Area 3 (Pink)  

    Please refer to the ‘Area Identification Chartlet’ which is at the end of the Regional Notice on Page 13

    It is requested that fishing and laying of gear is avoided in the whole of Area 3 (Pink) until notified that the works are complete and fishermen are requested and advised not to set any gear close to any Turbine position in AREA 3 (PINK) as identified on the Chartlet.

    Information on Safety Zones and specifications of Jack-up ‘WIND SERVER’  (Page 14)

    Duration dates are dependent on weather and work progress

    All Navigation Aids at WoDS are fully operational

    PLEASE READ THE NOTICE FOR MORE INFORMATION

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the content 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.

    Regards  :  Tom Watson

    Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

                        Home 01253 875565

     

    CTV 'RIX LION'
    Ørsted Regional NtM Update June 2020
    WIND-SERVER_Technical-Specifications

  • May052020

    Notice to Mariners -West of Duddon Sands -General Maintenance

    GENERAL MAINTENANCE/INSPECTION PROGRAMME

    WEST of DUDDON SANDS

    The general maintenance/inspection programme remains ongoing although the unsettled weather and conditions are continuing to cause delays.

    As already advertised the programme involves the Jack-up ‘WIND SERVER’ (supported by CTVs) visiting every Turbine position and to avoid any confusion or conflict the Wind Farm has been divided into five sections or areas. The attached ‘WoDS Area Identification Chartlet 2’ clearly identifies each section, please note that the current Chartlet is slightly different from the first one issued.

    As stated in earlier notices early information will be given as to which section ‘WIND SERVER’ (picture attached) will be working next.

    Operations are currently in Area 2, shaded green on the attached ‘Area Identification Chartlet’ and work in this area is expected to be completed shortly.

    ‘WIND SERVER’ will then begin to operate in AREA 3, which is shaded Pink on the attached Chartlet and fishermen are requested and advised not to set any gear close to any Turbine position in AREA 3 as identified on the Chartlet and to please begin to re-locate any gear already there.

    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 or any other user of the sea who works the area and does not receive this information or anybody else who would benefit from this information please let me know.

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

    WIND-SERVER_Technical-Specifications
    WoDS Area Identification Chartlet 2

  • Apr292020

    Monthly Notice to Mariners (May) -ORSTED’S EASTERN IRISH SEA WIND FARMS

    Please be advised that the local ‘Regional Local Notice to Mariners’ concerning the forthcoming activities for ORSTEDS WIND FARMS in the Irish Sea will now be issued on a monthly basis with updates provided should there be a requirement for an addition NtM to be distributed.

     This notice lists any changes to the Aids to Navigation Availability as well as any proposed Jack-up / maintenance operations in the region

     Awareness items in the notice relate to the following wind farms:

    Wind Farm

    Abbreviation

                                                Barrow Area and Cumbrian Coast

    Barrow Offshore

    BOW

    West of Duddon Sands

    WoDS

    Walney Offshore Extensions  1 & 2

    WOW 01  –  WOW 02

    Walney Offshore Extensions  3 & 4

    WOW 03  –  WOW 04

                                                                 Liverpool Bay

    Burbo Bank Wind Farm

    BBW 01

    Burbo Bank Extension

    BBW 02 (EXT)

     MAIN ITEMS OF INTEREST INCLUDED IN THE NtM

     

    Introduction – Subsea Cables Information and KIS-ORCA Wind Farm Awareness Charts  (Page 4)

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Chartlet showing General Location of Operational Wind Farms as well as key contact details  (Page 5)

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Notice to Mariners Summary  (Page 6)

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

    BARROW    (Page 7)  Turbine A07 – Navigation lights extinguished

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    BURBO 01   (Page 8)

    Navigation Light Extinguished Turbine  BB42   –  Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine BB38

    BURBO 02 (EXT.)  (Page 9)

    Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine C01

    Wave Buoy in position 53º 30.11’N 003º21.66’W  –  Light Extinguished and Radar Reflector missing

    JACK-UP OPERATIONS

    The Jack-up ‘WIND ENTERPRISE’ can be expected on-site at Turbine position H01 on or around Sunday 3rd May until approx. Thursday 7th. May. Arrival will depend on weather as well as other commitments

    PLEASE READ NOTICE ON PAGE 9

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    WALNEY 01 & 02    (Page 10)

    WALNEY 01

    Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine A11

    WALNEY 02

    Nothing to report

    …………………………………………………………………………………………….

    WALNEY 03    (Page 11)

    JACK-UP OPERATIONS

    The Jack-up ‘WIND ENTERPRISE’ can be expected on-site at Turbine position F03 on or around Friday 8th.  May until approx. Monday 11th . May Arrival will depend on weather as well as other commitments

    PLEASE READ NOTICE ON PAGE 11

    WALNEY 04   (Page 11)

    Nothing to report

    CARDINAL BUOYS  –  EXTINGUISHED

    North Cardinal Mark in position 54º 09.72’N      003º49.58’W is extinguished.

    West  Cardinal Mark in position 54° 06.63’N       003°55.33’W is extinguished

    South Cardinal Mark in position 54°00.21’N        003°34.66’W is extinguished

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

    WEST of DUDDON SANDS    (Page 12 & 13)

    The 10.1meter survey vessel ‘EGS WATCHFUL’ (picture and details attached on NtM)will be surveying at various Turbine positions in West of Duddon Sands Wind Farm.

    Survey will be within the A3 (Pink) and A4 (Yellow) sections of the chart below (please note new chart) and survey can be expected to run for the next two to three weeks, depending on weather.

    Survey operations will involve side scan sonar as well as highly sensitive, high resolution, multi-beam echo sounders. Safety Zone Safety Zone A wide berth, minimum of 500m and reduction in speed is requested when the vessel is operating in the wind-farm.

    PLEASE READ NOTICE ON PAGE 12

    …………………………………………………….

     Please note that the Jack-up ‘WIND SERVER’ is now working in the sector marked as Area 2 (Green) but will shortly move into Area 3 (PINK) expected in next week to 10 days.

    Please refer to attached ‘Area Identification Chartlet’

    It is requested that fishing and laying of gear is avoided in the whole of Area 2 (Green) until notified that the works are complete and fishermen are requested and advised not to set any gear close to any Turbine position in AREA 3 (PINK) as identified on the Chartlet and to please begin to re-locate any gear already there..

    Information on Safety Zones and specifications of Jack-up ‘WIND SERVER’  (Page 13)

    Duration dates are dependent on weather and work progress

    All Navigation Aids are fully operational

    PLEASE READ THE NOTICE FOR MORE INFORMATION

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the content 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.

    Regards  :  Tom Watson

    Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624Ørsted Regional NtM Update - May 2020
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  • Feb122020

    Notice to Mariners -EASTERN IRISH SEA WIND FARMS

    Dear All,

     Please find attached the latest ‘Regional Local Notice to Mariners’ (week 7) concerning the forthcoming weeks activities for ORSTEDS WIND FARMS in the Irish Sea.

    This notice lists changes to the Aids to Navigation Availability at the BURBO BANK 1 WIND FARM and proposed Jack-up operations in the region

    Awareness items in the notice relate to the following wind farms:

    Wind Farm

    Abbreviation

                                                Barrow Area and Cumbrian Coast

    Barrow Offshore

    BOW

    West of Duddon Sands

    WoDS

    Walney Offshore Extensions  1 & 2

    WOW 01  –  WOW 02

    Walney Offshore Extensions  3 & 4

    WOW 03  –  WOW 04

                                                                 Liverpool Bay

    Burbo Bank Wind Farm

    BBW 01

    Burbo Bank Extension

    BBW 02 (EXT)

     

    MAIN ITEMS OF INTEREST INCLUDED IN THE NtM

     

    Subsea Cables Information and KIS-ORCA Wind Farm Awareness Charts  (Page 4)

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Chartlet showing General Location of Operational Wind Farms as well as key contact details  (Page 5)

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Notice to Mariners Summary  (Page 6)

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

    BARROW    (Page 7)  Turbines A01, A07, B08, D01, D03, D06, and D08 – Navigation lights extinguished

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    BURBO 01   (Page 8)

    Navigation Light Extinguished Turbine  BB42   –  Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine BB38

    BURBO 02 (EXT.)  (Page 9)

    Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine C01

    Wave Buoy Light Extinguished and Radar Reflector missing

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    WALNEY 01 & 02    (Page 10)

     

    WALNEY 01

    Fog Signal Inoperative Turbine A11

     

    WALNEY 02

    Nothing to report

    …………………………………………………………………………………………….

     

    WALNEY 03    (Page 11)

    Nothing to report

     

    WALNEY 04   (Page 11)

    Nothing to report

    CARDINAL BUOYS  –  EXTINGUISHED

    North Cardinal Mark in position 54º 09.72’N      003º49.58’W is extinguished.

    West  Cardinal Mark in position 54° 06.63’N       003°55.33’W is extinguished

    South Cardinal Mark in position 54°00.21’N        003°34.66’W is extinguished

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………

     

    WEST of DUDDON SANDS    (Page 12 & 13)

    Please note that ‘WIND SERVER’ is now working in the sector marked as Area 3 (Yellow).

    Please refer to attached ‘Area Identification Chartlet’

    It is requested that fishing and laying gear is avoided in the whole of Area 3 (Yellow) until notified that the works are complete.

    Duration dates are dependent on weather and work progress

    All Navigation Aids are fully operational

    PLEASE READ THE NOTICE FOR MORE INFORMATION

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are unsure about any of the content 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.

     

    Regards  :  Tom Watson

    Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

                        Home 01253 875565

    Ørsted Regional NtM Update Week 7
    WIND-SERVER_Technical-Specifications
    WoDS Area Identification Chartlet

  • May282019

    Notice to Mariners -WALNEY 1 (WOWO1) TURBINE F03 – BURBO BANK 1 TURBINE BB14

    MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME

    WALNEY 1 (WOWO1) TURBINE F03 – BURBO BANK 1 TURBINE BB14 –

     

    The jack up vessel ‘WIND SERVER’ is currently in Holyhead to mobilise and as long as weather and conditions remain favourable can be expected to arrive at Turbine position F03 at the WALNEY 1 (WOWO1) WIND FARM during the early morning of Wednesday 29th May.

     

    Once on site and Jacked-up  ‘WIND SERVER’ will remain at Turbine position F03 for approx. 2 days before transiting across to the BURBO BANK 1 WIND FARM to carry out some maintenance work at Turbine position BB14 which is expected to take approx. 1 day.

     

    Once completed at BURBO BANK1 ‘WIND SERVER’ will then transit across to the ORMONDE WIND FARM, expected 1st / 2nd June, to carry out some maintenance work at Turbine position C02, a further notice regarding the ORMONDE WIND FARM will be issued shortly.

     

    Technicians will be transferred to the turbines by means of a gangway leading from the vessel to the turbine and times spent at each Turbine position are entirely dependent on weather and conditions as well as the direction of the wind and could be altered to accommodate conditions at the time.

     

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

     

    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

    ………………………………………………………………………………………..

     

    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.

     

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

    ……………………………………………………………………………………….

    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

                        Home 01253 875565

     

    Awareness Chart 3 - Burbo Bank 2018 (2)
    Awareness Chart 25 - Walney 1 2018
    JACK-UP 'WIND SERVER'

  • Apr162019

    NtM -WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) OFFSHORE WIND FARM

    WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) OFFSHORE WIND FARM

    COMPONENT EXCHANGE – TURBINE POSITIONS A05, H04

    The jack up vessel ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’, currently on a north about passage from Esbjerg, can be expected on site at the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) WIND FARM on or around Sunday 14th to carry out component exchanges at two Turbine positions A05 and H04.

    Depending on the weather and conditions ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’ will spend approx. 2 days at each Turbine position and attached for information is a picture of ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’ both afloat and Jacked-up.

    Technicians will be transferred to the turbine by means of a gangway leading from the vessel to the turbine.

    There is a mandatory 500m Safety Zone whenever a Jack-Up is pulled-up alongside a Turbine and this applies at any of the wind farms wherever, 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.

    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 .

    Attached is the latest ‘Kingfisher Awareness Chart’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the WALNEY WIND FARMS 1 to 4

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

    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.

    ……………………………………………………………………………………….

    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

                        Home 01253 875565

    25 - Walney 1-4
    EGS Pioneer

  • Apr152019

    Walney Extension -Bathymetric Survey

    POST CONSTRUCTION BATHYMETRIC SURVEY

    WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4)

     All of the Turbines as well as the two Sub-Stations have now been surveyed, ‘EGS PIONEER’ (picture attached) will now concentrate on the two Export Cables and the Export Cable crossings.

    Please refer to the attached Awareness Chart ‘WALNEY 1-4’

    ‘EGS PIONEER’ will continue working on a 24hr day basis as weather and conditions permit.

    This survey will be predominantly Multi Beam Echo Sounder but as ‘EGS PIONEER’ will be using highly sensitive sounding equipment as well as highly sensitive motion sensors and possibly at times the deployment of Side Scan Sonar a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is requested at all times whenever the vessel is on site and passing vessels are requested to reduce speed if possible, this survey is not expected to interfere with any other vessel.

    A listening watch will be kept on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and ‘EGS PIONEER’ can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only.

    Fishermen are requested and advised not to enter the Wind Farm or set any gear within the Wind Farm during the survey period, if in any doubt please contact me.

    Attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Awareness Chart’ which gives all of the relevant information for the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) Wind Farm, there is also a picture and the details of ‘EGS PIONEER’.

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

    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.

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                      Home 01253 875565

    25 - Walney 1-4
    EGS Pioneer
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  • Feb282019

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

    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

    ………..

    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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    Notice to Mariners -Barrow Offshore Wind Farm -Nav Lights

    Dear All,

    BARROW OFFSHORE WIND FARM – NAVIGATION LIGHTS

     

    All mariners are requested to note that all of the Navigation and Lights at the BARROW OFFSHORE WIND FARM have been reset and are now working as normal.

     

    Attached is the latest ‘Kingfisher Awareness Chart’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the BARROW OFFSHORE WIND FARM

     

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

     

    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.

     

    Regards :  Tom Watson

    Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

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