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Bluemull Sound, Shetland - Subsea Tidal Turbine & Power Cable

The purpose of the operation is to conduct construction operations on a subsea tidal energy array in the Bluemull Sound, Shetland.

Multicat vessel C-Odyssey (call sign 2ETW7) will conduct offshore and subsea operations. Works will include loading and preparatory work at Belmont Pier and Cullivoe Pier. The work will be conducted from December 2016 to April 2017; operations could take place during day or night.

Turbine installation work will be conducted within a 300m radius of the array. Works will involve a 4-point mooring extending a maximum radius of 200m from this location

Turbine Deployment location: 60°41.916'N 00°58.978'W

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One turbine and cable will be removed (Nova 30) and another turbine and cable will be installed (T3) during this phase of construction work. Turbine nacelles (T1, T2) shall also be removed to shore for maintenance and returned to the site afterwards. The first two turbines (T1, T2) were deployed earlier in 2016 at the locations indicated below. The Nova 30 turbine will be removed from the location below, and T3 will be installed close to the same site. The minimum clearance of all turbine from MLWS will be 15m.   

Turbine

Coordinates

T1

60°41.910'N 000°59.018'W

T2

60°41.917'N 000°58.978'W

One turbine and cable will be installed (T3) during this phase of construction work, and maintenance work will also be conducted on the array. The first two turbines (T1, T2) were deployed earlier in 2016 at the locations indicated below. The minimum clearance of all turbine from MLWS will be 15m. 

For further information:  Gavin McPherson, Nova Innovation, Tel: 0131
5542242  email: gavin.mcpherson@novainnovation.com

  • 1. N Sea North
  • 2. N Sea Central
  • 3. N Sea South / E Channel
  • 4. SW Approaches / W Channel
  • 5. Irish Sea
  • 6. NW Approaches
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