Western HVDC Link: Exposed cable, Liverpool Bay

[Update – the information in this notice has been superseded by more recent notices.  The notice remains as part of the historical record of notices issued for this project.  Please refer to the most recent notice for an up-to-date record of the notices presently in place for this project.  This can be accessed via the project description page here.]

Mariners are advised that following recent survey work along the Western HVDC Link cable route an area of cable has been found to require rock protection to ensure that it is adequately buried.  The location of this area is illustrated in a Notice to Mariners that can be downloaded here and is summarised below.


The shallow water cable installation was completed in Liverpool Bay in 2015.  Recent survey work has found that some remedial cable protection work is require to ensure that the cable is adequately buried.  The area affected extends for approximately 450m.  The location of this area is given below.

  • From 053°31.649’N 003°33.459’W to 053°31.772’N 003°33.063’W
    (WGS84 datum)

Fishing vessels are advised to remain a safe distance (approximately 1.5 nautical miles) from the area identified in the Notice to Mariners.

Guard vessels

A guard vessel is being mobilised to monitor this area and provide advice to mariners operating in the vicinity.

Notices to Mariners

The Notices to Mariners that are presently in place for this project are:-

  • Western HVDC Link: Exposed cable, Liverpool Bay – this notice is described above.  It was issued on the 11th October 2017 and provides information about a short length of exposed cable in Liverpool Bay.  The Notice to Mariners can be downloaded here.

Earlier notices are all rescinded.

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