Gwynt y Môr Windfarm: Operations Report, 22nd September 2015

This is a summary of the notice of operations for the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm issued on 20th September 2015 to harbour masters and sea users.  This notice describes progress with construction, recent operations, work planned for the next 7 days, and provides a list of vessels operating on the site with their contact details.

Wind Farm Construction Status

Windfarm construction is complete.  There is still regular vessel activity on the site.

Work carried out over past 7 days

The following work has been carried out in the past week:

  • Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) continued to operate from the Port of Mostyn to transfer technicians as required on a daily basis to / from the windfarm (weather permitting).
  • Channel Chieftain VII continued generator refueling operations on site based from Liverpool.
  • Guard vessel Isadale is now positioned in the vicinity of recent cable repairs to the south of the windfarm.
  • Swn y Mor – guano and marine growth cleaning vessel is now operating in the wind farm area (sailing from Conwy).

Work planned for next 7 days

The work planned for the next 7 days on the site is:

  • CTVs from the Port of Mostyn will continue to operate as required on a daily basis to & from the wind farm.
  • Channel Chieftain VII will continue generator refueling operations on site.
  • Guard vessel Isadale will remain positioned in the vicinity of recent cable repairs to the south of the windfarm.
  • Swn y Mor – guano and marine growth cleaning vessel will continue operating in the wind farm area (sailing from Conwy)

List of vessels at site for next 7 days

The vessels that will be operating on the site over the next 7 days and their contact details are given below.  We have linked up the vessel names to MarineTraffic.com so that with just one mouse click you can find out more about their current location and recent activity.

All vessels will monitor VHF Channel 16.

Notices to Mariners

Mariners are advised that the drilling operations detailed in Notice to Mariners 004/2015 have now been completed and this notice has been withdrawn.  (Details of the works are given here).

Port Arrivals

The planned port arrivals over the next 7 days are:-

  • Conwy
    • Swn y Mor will be transiting from this port to the windfarm as required for guano and marine cleaning operations.
  • Port of Mostyn.
    • Crew transfer vessels listed in this notice will be transiting on a daily basis.
  • Liverpool marina / Cammell Lairds wet basin / Canada Dock
    • Crew transfer vessels listed in this notice will be transiting on a daily basis.

Please contact Jim Andrews, Fishery Liaison Officer by e-mail or phone (+44(0)7908-225865) if you have any queries or concerns about these activities.

Posted in AWJ Updates, Fishery Liaison, Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm

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