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    • Jan102017

      WALNEY OFFSHORE WIND FARM EXTENSION

      WALNEY OFFSHORE WIND FARM EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) – PREPARATION FOR CONSTRUCTION – ROCK PROTECTION AT CABLE CROSSINGS

      Dear All,

      002/17

      PREPARATION FOR CONSTRUCTION

      SCOUR PROTECTION AT TURBINE POSITIONS – ROCK PROTECTION AT CABLE CROSSINGS

      SCOUR PROTECTION AT TURBINE POSITIONS

      The bulk Carrier/Rock Placement (Fall Pipe) vessel ‘NORDNES’ is on passage back to the site of THE WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) WIND FARM, current position South Minch, and can be expected back on site tomorrow to continue depositing scour protection at selected Turbine positions within the proposed Wind Farm site. (see second attachment).

       

      Walney Ext - Site Boundary
      WOWO3+4 Cable Crossings - 'ROCKPIPER'

    • Jan052017

      Deployment of 2 FlIDARs and 1 Wave Buoy Information

    • Jan042017

      Duddon Sands Update

       

      UP-DATE TO DEPLOYMENT OF TWO ‘FLiDAR BUOYS AND ONE ‘WAVE BUOY’

      IN THE AREA JUST OUTSIDE NW CORNER OF THE WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM

       

      The deployment of the two FLiDAR BUOYS, each with an associated marker or pendant buoy, and the one WAVE BUOY has now been confirmed.

       

      As long as the weather and conditions remain favourable deployment will take place over a 3 day period, between Saturday 7th and Monday 9th January, using two vessels, the Bay Towage vessel ‘Torch’ and the Briggs Marine vessel ‘FORTH WARRIOR’ (pictures of both vessels attached).

    • Dec012016

      Duddon Sands Wind Farm News

       

      Dear All,

       

      DEPLOYMENT OF TWO ‘FLiDAR BUOYS AND ONE ‘WAVE BUOY’

      IN THE AREA JUST OUTSIDE NW CORNER OF THE WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM

       

      DONG Energy will shortly be deploying two FLiDAR BUOYS, each with an associated marker or pendant buoy, and one WAVE BUOY in the area just outside of the NW corner of the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM, opposite the Met Mast.

       

      The Buoys are scheduled to be deployed on or around Monday 19th December and will remain in position for a period of approx. six months.

      PLEASE MARK THESE POSITIONS ON YOUR CHARTS/[PLOTTERS AND KEEP CLEAR

       

      POSITIONS OF FLIDAR BUOYS

      FLiDAR 1 : Lat 54°     0′    3.64″N          Long 003°    33′    36.00″W

       

      FLiDAR 2 : Lat 54°    0′    10.68″N         Long 003°   33′     37.07″W

       

      Seabed: The mooring system for each floating LIDARs will consist of cast iron sinkers of approx. 4T weight and approx. 80m of mooring chain with various shackles and swivels. Some of the chain will lie on the seabed, the proportion of chain on the seabed will be dependent and drift and tide

       

      Surface: Each buoy will have a surface marker, or Pendant Buoy, denoting the position of the 2nd 4T seabed sinker weight.

      POSITIONS OF MARKER OR PENDANT BUOYS

      Pendant 1 : Lat 54°      0′       05.71″N              Long 003°    33′    29.92″W

       

      Pendant 2 : Lat 54°      0′      14.70″N               Long 003°    33′    35.41″W   

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      POSITION OF WAVE BUOY   

      Lat 54°    0′    1.28″N            Long 003°    33′   25.50″W

       

      Seabed:  Mooring: The mooring connection to the buoy is made with a 12mm stainless steel swivel. Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene line (UHMWPE) is used for the mooring line and the mooring is anchored to the ground using up to 600kg of heavy chain. 

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      The two attachments include chartlets which show in detail the deployment area at the NW corner of the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM as well as pictures of the buoys and all of the information relating to their deployment.

       

      Also attached for information is the ‘Kingfisher Flyer’ which gives all of the relevant information concerning the WEST of DUDDON SANDS WIND FARM including the Export Cable Routes.

       

      Please note that the ‘Flyers’ are 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 require any further information

      Regards :  Tom Watson

      Tel………. Mobile 07903 173 624

                        Home 01253 875565

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    • Dec012016

      Wind Farm News

       

      ROCK PLACEMENT FOR SCOUR PROTECTION

       

      In preparation for the construction of the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) WIND FARM the Bulk Carrier/Rock Placement (Fall Pipe) vessel ‘NORDNES’ will shortly begin depositing scour protection at all of the Turbine positions within the proposed WIND FARM SITE.

       

      ‘NORDNES’ can be expected to arrive on site on or around Sunday 11th December and operations to place scour protection at all of the proposed Turbine positions are expected to last approx. two months, depending on weather and conditions.

       

      Scour protection will be deposited at Wind Turbine positions only and only within the proposed Wind Farm perimeter, there is no proposal to deposit scour protection at any position or in any area along the proposed Export Cable Route.

       

      ‘NORDNES’ will operate around the clock while on site but will leave periodically to sail back to base in Norway to re-load.

       

      During Rock Placement operations ‘NORDNES’ will have limited manoeuvrability and a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is requested at all times whenever the vessel is on site.

       

      In the interests of safety all mariners, and in particular fishermen, are requested and advised to keep clear of and not enter the proposed Wind Farm site as shown on the attached chartlet during this period of work if in doubt or unsure please contact me.

       

      This proposed Wind Farm is identified as two section WALNEY OFFSHORE 3 and WALNEY OFFSHORE 4 (WOWO3+4)

       

      Attached for information is a small chartlet which shows the proposed Wind Farm with the co-ordinates given for both sections, there is also a picture of ‘NORDNES’

       

      Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

      Regards  :  Tom Watson

      Tel………..  Mobile 07903 173 624

                          Home 01253 875565

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