North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm: Maintenance Operations, April 2021

Mariners are advised that heavy lifting operations are due to be carried out in the North Hoyle wind farm, by the jack-up platform Wind.  These are due to start on the 21st April 2021 and will take approximately 14 days to complete (subject to weather and sea conditions).

A Notice to Mariners has been issued , which is summarised below and can be downloaded here.

Location of works

The maintenance operations will include heavy lifting at two locations within the North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm boundary.  The wind turbines where these operations will take place, along with their latitude & longitude are given below:-

  • NH24 – 053° 25.449’N 003° 25.637’W
  • NH30 – 053° 25.715’N 003° 28.649’W

The Wind will operate on a 24hr basis and will actively transmit an AIS signal.

Vessel details

Wind is a 55m jack up vessel with a red hull and white superstructure.  The vessel details, including a link to its present location, are:-

  • Wind: jack up vessel | Call sign OXSW2

When jacked up, the Wind will be marked and displaying lights and day symbols in accordance with an Offshore Structure.

Mariners are requested to keep well clear and pass slowly, particularly when the craft is manoeuvring or during lifting operations.  A 500m exclusion zone has been requested around the vessel.  Vessels are requested to gain permission from Wind prior to access / approach if required within the 500m zone.

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

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