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

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    The Promenade,
    Central Beach,
    Lytham,
    Lancashire,
    FY8 5LD.

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    Tuesday and Friday Nights on:

    01253 739983

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    • May082017

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    • May082017

      WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) – START OF CONSTRUCTION

      Dear All,                                                                                                                                                                             048/17

       

      WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) – START OF CONSTRUCTION

      CARDINAL AND SPECIAL MARKER BUOYS 

       

      CARDINAL and SPECIAL MARKER BUOYS are marking the site of the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) WIND FARM SITE.

       

      Please note that as this area is now designated as a construction site 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

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      CONSTRUCTION

       

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

       

      The accommodation Jack-up ‘SEA FOX 2’ is on site and jacked-up close to the WOWO3 Offshore Sub-Station (Z03), ‘SEA FOX 2’ will remain at this location for approx. 2 months.

       

      Mono-piles complete with Transition Pieces now installed section WOWO3 :  B01, B05, C02, C04, C05, C06, D02, D03, D04, E01, E03, F02

      Mono-piles complete with Transition Pieces now installed section WOWO4 : G05

       

      Two installation vessels are on site, ‘AEOLUS’ that will make regular journeys to Belfast to re-load and the jack-up ‘SVANEN’ which will remain on site and be serviced by the tugs ‘VIKING’ and ‘NEPTUNE MARINER’ transiting between the Wind Farm site and Belfast on a regular basis towing Mono-Piles and Transition Pieces out for ‘SVANEN’ to install.

       

      Various support and Anchor Handling Tugs (AHTs) are on site to assist in manoeuvring and installation

       

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

       

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

       

      At least two CTVs will also be operating within the construction area

       

      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 is on page 2 of the attachment.

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      WIND FARM SITE GUARD VESSELS

       

      There are three Guard Vessels currently engaged :

       

      ‘KARIMA’ primary Wind Farm Site, ‘FAIRLINE SURVEYOR’, secondary Wind Farm site/Export Cable and ‘OCTOPUS’ Export Cable.

      (Attachment page 3)

       

      ’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
    • May082017

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    • May042017

      RIG MOVE WARNING DESTINATION WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4)

      Dear All,

       

      The unsettled weather has caused a delay but please be advised that the accommodation rig ’SEAFOX 2’ will shortly leave Holyhead under tow for the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) WIND FARM SITE.

       

      ‘SEAFOX 2’ will be accompanied by three tug boats, ‘ALP ACE’ will act as the lead tug assisted by ‘DMS STORK’ and ‘MULTRATUG 3’.

       

      Once on site at the WALNEY EXTENSION (WOWO3+4) ‘SEAFOX 2’ will jack-up close to the WOWO3 Offshore Sub-Station (Z03), ‘SEA FOX 2’ will remain at this location for approx. 2 months.

       

      All of the towing vessels will keep a listening watch on VHF Channels 16 & 12 and can be contacted for information relating to vessel movement only, mariners are requested to give a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, when passing.

       

      The attachment shows pictures of ‘SEAFOX 2’, both afloat and under tow as well as jacked up on station, there are also pictures of the tug boats involved.

       

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

       

      Regards  :  Tom Watson

      Tel……….. Mobile 07903 173 624

                        Home 01253 875565

       

      ‘SEAFOX 2’ & ESCORT TUGS
      Subject:
      RIG MOVE WARNING ADVICE – ‘SEA FOX 2’