Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm: Jack up Vessel Operations – December 2021

Mariners are advised that maintenance operations are due to be carried out by the jack up vessel MPI Adventure within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast during December 2021.  A Notice to Mariners about these operations is summarised below and can be downloaded here.

Maintenance operations

The jack up vessel MPI Adventure is due to be carrying out maintenance at wind turbine J12G within the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm area.  The location of these turbines can be seen on the Kingfisher Awareness Chart here, and coordinates are given below:-

  • Turbine J12G:  53º 26′ 45.69″N 003º 33′ 13.95″W (alternatively 53°26.7615’N 003°33.2325’W).

The start date for this work is expected to be the 16th December 2021 with an expected duration of 1 day.  The date and duration are subject to weather and sea conditions.

MP Adventure is a 138m jack up vessel with a red 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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