Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm: Jack up Vessel Operations – May 2022

Mariners are advised that maintenance operations are due to be carried out by the jack up vessel Wind within the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast during May 2022.  A Notice to Mariners about these operations is summarised below and can be downloaded here.

Maintenance operations

The jack up vessel Wind is due to be carrying out maintenance including heavy lifting at wind turbine RF20 within the Rhyl Flats Offshore Windfarm area.  The location of this turbine can be seen on the Kingfisher Awareness Chart here, and coordinates are given below:-

  • Turbine RF20: 53°23.729’N 003°41.045’W

The start date for this work is expected to be the 6th of May 2022 with an expected duration of 5 days.  These dates are subject to weather and sea conditions.

Wind is a jack up vessel measuring 55m in length by 18m in width, with a red hull and white superstructure.  The vessel details and a link to its present location are given below:-

  • Wind: jack up vessel | Call sign OXSW2

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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