Western HVDC Link: Deep water survey work, Irish Sea & Firth of Clyde, September – October 2019

Mariners are advised that survey work is due to be carried out along the Western HVDC Link cable route in the Irish Sea during the period September-October 2019.  A notice to mariners about these operations can be downloaded here and is summarised below.

Survey work

A survey of the installed Western Link cables is due to be carried out by Fugro GB Marine Ltd using the ROV survey vessel Edda Sun along the cable route in the Irish Sea.  The survey will use Pangeo’s Sub-Bottom Imager.

The survey work is due to start on the 5th September 2019 and to be completed by the 5th October 2019 (subject to weather conditions).  Full details of the location and extent of this work can be found in the Notice to Mariners that can be downloaded here.

Vessel details

Information about the location of the vessel carrying out this work can be found at the Marine Traffic website using the link below:-

  • Edda Sun: ROV support vessel | Call sign LARF7

The survey vessel will operate on a 24 hour basis.

The vessel involved in this work may be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre and other vessels are reminded to pass at a safe speed and maintain a wide berth of at least 250m distance.

Notices to Mariners

The Notices to Mariners that are presently in place for the Western HVDC Link project are:-

  • Western HVDC Link: Deep water survey work, Irish Sea & Firth of Clyde, September – October 2019. This notice is described above.  It was issued on the 21st August 2019 and provides information about upcoming survey work on cable throughout its length.  The Notice to Mariners can be downloaded here.
  • Western HVDC Link: Shallow water survey work – Liverpool Bay, August 2019. This notice  was issued on the 6th August 2019 and provides information about upcoming survey work on the shallow water cable in Liverpool Bay.  The Notice to Mariners can be downloaded here.
  • Western HVDC Link: Update on Cable Operations – Exposed Cable Sections, June 2019. This notice was issued on the 7th June and provides information about exposed cable in the North Channel in the Irish Sea.  The Notice to Mariners can be downloaded here.

Earlier notices are all rescinded.

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