Ribble Cruising Club | Lytham | Lancashire
Sailing on the Ribble estuary since 1950

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 KEY Notice, Warning of the Bigger ‘Extension to Walney’

 KEY Notice, Warning of the Bigger ‘Extension to Walney’
4th Dec 2017 Richard Hoad
In Sailing, Sailing [NTM]

 KEY Notice,  it warns of the bigger ‘Extension to Walney’ & constant traffic.

Mike

From: Tom Watson

Sent: Friday, December 01, 2017 4:18 PM

Subject: WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) – CONSTRUCTION – INSTALLATION VESSELS – CABLE LAY VESSELS FOR INFIELD AND INTERLINK CABLES

Dear All,                                                                                                                                                                               092/17

WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) – CONSTRUCTION

BOTH SECTIONS OF THE WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) REMAIN A DESIGNATED CONSTRUCTION AREA

CARDINAL AND SPECIAL MARKER BUOYS ARE MARKING BOTH AREAS

 Please note that the whole of this area remains a designated construction site and all mariners are requested and advised to mark the positions of these Buoys on their charts/plotters and unless there are matters relating to their own safety or the safety of others they should keep clear and not enter the buoyed area until the Wind Farm has been commissioned with the Buoys removed and you have been informed.

 Please refer to attachment Page 1

All mariners should also note that there will be a constant stream of traffic between the Wind Farm Site, Belfast, Barrow and Heysham.

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CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION PROGRESS

SUB-STATIONS

Both Offshore Sub-Station Z03 (section WOWO3) and Z04 (section WOWO4) have been installed

ZO3 (section WOWO3)

The accommodation Jack-up ‘SEA FOX 2’ is jacked-up close to this Sub-Station while commissioning work is ongoing.

ZO4 (section WOWO4)

On or around Monday 4th December, and depending on weather and conditions, the Jack-up vessel ‘SEAJACKS SCYLLA’ is scheduled to jack-up at this Sub-Station to support commissioning works.

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Section WOWO3 

All 40 of the Wind Turbine Generators in this section of the Wind Farm are installed, 6 WTGs have now been commissioned and are producing power to the National Grid : A03, E01, E02, E03, F03, G02.

 Work on commissioning in this section will continue as weather and conditions permit.

Section WOWO4

All of the Mono-piles complete with the Transition Piece are now installed in this section of the Wind Farm. 

INSTALLATION VESSELS ON SITE

There are no Turbine installation vessels on site at this time

Various support and Anchor Handling Tugs (AHTs) are on site to assist in manoeuvring and installation CTVs will also be operating between the area of the Wind Farm site and Barrow.

A 500 minimum meter Safety Exclusion Distance is requested around all of the construction vessel at all times while on site

Pictures of the Installation vessels as well as some of the Anchor Handling and Transport Tugs that can be expected on site and in the area are on page 2 of the attachment.

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CABLE LAY/CABLE BURIEL/ROCK PLACEMENT VESSELS

The 15 meter Cable Trenching vessel ‘HERMES 1V’ (picture attached) is scheduled to carry out trenching operations at a section of the WOWO4 Export Cable in the Lune Deep/Heysham Lake area (off Middleton Sands) as soon as weather and conditions permit. The section is identified as being shaded green on the attached chartlet.

 The Rock Placement vessel ‘ROCK PIPER’ is on site to carry out cable protection by rock placement at specified sections of the Inter-Array/Inter-Link Cables.

If required the site Guard Vessel ‘KARIMA’ can be contacted on VHF Channels 16 & 12 for information relating to any Cable Lay, Cable Pull In, Turbine Installation or vessel movement.

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WIND FARM SITE GUARD VESSELS

 There are currently five Guard Vessels engaged :

‘KARIMA’ is primary Wind Farm Site,

‘FAIRLINE SURVEYOR’ secondary Wind Farm site/Export Cable

‘OCTOPUS’, ‘MARY ANN’ and ‘BENAIAH’ along the Export Cable Route.

(Attachment pages 3 & 4)

’KARIMA’ will conduct 6 hourly Securite broadcasts informing Mariners of site relevant safety information, these will be announced on VHF Channel 16 and broadcast will take place on VHF channel 67 at 06:00, 12:00, 18:00 & 00:00.

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Please note that the chartlets are for provided for information purposes 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

 

Installation and Support Vessels WOWO3+4
CABLE TRENCHING VESSEL ‘HERMES IV’
ROCK PLACEMENT VESSEL ‘ROCK PIPER’