Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm: Jack up Vessel Operations – November 2020

Mariners are advised that maintenance operations due to be carried out by the jack up vessel MPI Resolution at two locations within the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales during November 2020.  A Notice to Mariners about these operations is summarised below and can be downloaded here.

Maintenance operations

The jack up vessel MPI Resolution is due to be carrying out maintenance at wind turbines RF01 and RF20 within the Rhyl Flats Offshore Windfarm area.  The location of these turbines can be seen on the Kingfisher Awareness Chart here, and coordinates are given below:-

  • Turbine RF01: 53°23.485’N 003°39.180’W
  • Turbine RF20: 53°23.730’N 003°41.045’W

The start date for this work is expected to be the 4th November 2020 with an expected duration of 4 days.  These dates are subject to weather and sea conditions.

MP Resolution is a 130m jack up vessel with a blue hull and white superstructure.  The vessel details and a link to its present location are given below:-

When at the specified locations the vessel will be restricted in the ability to manoeuvre and will exhibit signals in accordance with the UK Standard Marking Schedule for Offshore Installations.

Other vessels are asked to observe a 500m exclusion zone at all times and to gain permission from the vessel before approaching within the 500m zone.

The vessel will monitor VHF Channel 16 at all times.

Details of this work are specified in the Notice to Mariners that can be downloaded here.

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