Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm - Shallow Buried Export Cable

Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm - Shallow Buried Export Cable

Marine Licence applications, detailing the proposed cable burial remedial works, were submitted to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) in 2018 and remain pending. Since the ML applications were made, geophysical survey data obtained shows that there is a reduced number of sections of shallow buried cables (<0.5m buried).

In addition, Mass Flow Excavation work was also undertaken along the nearshore Race Bank Export Cables in June 2019. As such, the guard vessel (Jason II) currently patrolling KP19-29 has been released from duty. Nevertheless, please be advised that there are still areas along both the north and south Race Bank export cables which remain shallow buried. Follow-on Race Bank Notices to Fishermen will be issued as the Marine Licence applications progress. However, no imminent works are expected to take place.

Known areas of shallow buried cables are shown in the charts below. The first chart provides an overview of the Export Cable Route, and subsequent charts are of higher resolution. The spatial extent of each shallow buried cable highlighted in red on the Figures incorporates a 15m buffer. Where there is 60m or less between areas of shallow buried cables, the buffer has been joined together.

Plotter files delineating the as-laid position of the Race Bank export cable can also be downloaded from the KIS-ORCA website / and are available from KIS-ORCA upon request.

Please note that the results of geophysical surveys only reflect cable burial status at the time of a given survey. The seabed morphology along the Race Bank export cable is dynamic, meaning that cable burial status is subject to change. Please also note the following advice from NP 100 The Mariners Handbook "Every care should be taken to avoid anchoring, trawling, fishing, dredging, drilling, or carrying out any other activity in the vicinity of cables which might damage them." This warning is repeated on all admiralty charts.

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0°14.722'E

52°51.739'N

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52°54.261'N

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52°57.473'N

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52°59.725'N

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0°24.201'E

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0°43.292'E

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53°13.571'N

0°43.053'E

53°15.098'N

0°43.029'E

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0°43.051'E

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0°48.525'E

53°17.736'N

0°51.957'E

53°15.328'N

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0°51.996'E

53°15.325'N

0°52.015'E

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0°52.015'E

53°15.342'N

0°14.731'E

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0°14.733'E

53°51.773'N

For further information: Stephen Reynolds, Orsted, Tel: +44 79 72580003 email: XSREY@orsted.co.uk

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