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Rampion Wind Farm - Operations

Revised Export Cable shallow buried exposed sections of cable

Due to either seabed conditions, or to enable jointing/protection works planned for later in 2017, some sections of the export cables have been either shallow buried or laid exposed on the seabed. Rock bags have been placed above some parts of these exposed/shallow buried cable sections to stabilise them until all construction works are complete. The shallow buried/exposed sections of cable and rock bags represent a significant hazard to fishing vessels and their gear (if fishing gear is deployed over them) and any vessels anchoring over them. All commercial/recreational fishing vessels deploying any form of demersal fishing gears (trawls/shellfish dredgers etc.) or fixed fishing gears (pots, traps, nets etc) should ensure that:

Hazardous  Areas:

Hazard Area 1

Hazard Area 2

Hazard Area 3

Hazard Area 4

50°48.816'N 

00°20.330'W

50°44.965'N 

00°18.466'W

50°43.711'N 

00°18.308'W

50°42.179'N 

00°15.625'W

50°48.958'N 

00°19.850'W

50°44.271'N 

00°18.250'W

50°42.872'N 

00°17.117'W

50°41.626'N 

00°14.629'W

50°48.456'N 

00°19.349'W

50°44.196'N 

00°19.081'W

50°42.482'N 

00°17.677'W

50°41.129'N 

00°15.441'W

50°47.877'N 

00°18.820'W

50°44.882'N 

00°19.331'W

50°43.179'N 

00°18.919'W

50°41.686'N 

00°16.422'W

50°47.425'N 

00°18.545'W

 

50°43.432'N 

00°18.985'W

 

50°47.213'N 

00°19.327'W

 

 

 

50°48.473'N 

00°20.266'W

 

 

 

 

  • The Wind Farms requests, all such Gears DO NOT come within 500m of the exposed/shallow buried cables (as indicated above)

  • The Wind Farms requests, mobile or towed demersal fishing gears (trawls, shellfish dredgers etc) gears DO NOT come within the vicinity of the cables in locations outside of these defined hazard areas.

  • Furthermore, interaction between fishing gear (OR anchors) and the export cables could also cause damage to the export cables themselves. All mariners are requested NOT to anchor within 100m of the export cables and to make themselves aware of their obligations for conducting activities over buried cable.

The current lattice structure has failed and will be replaced in due course.

 

Met Mast

50°41.287'N  00°20.594'W

 

Project Wave Rider

 

Wave Rider 1

50°41.409'N  00°15.816'W

Wave Rider 2

50°40.192'N  00°13.352'W

Wave Rider 3

50°39.023'N  00°19.698'W

 

Please note that wave rider 3 has moved approx. 250m SW of its as laid position

Special Yellow marker buoys with 2-3nm yellow light which flashes 1 sec every 5 seconds.

 

Cardinal Buoy Positions

Cardinal Buoy Positions

50°41.375'N  00°21.901'W

50°42.072'N  00°17.095'W

50°42.769'N  00°12.284'W

50°41.051'N  00°11.310'W

50°39.170'N  00°11.365'W

50°38.399'N  00°16.149'W

50°37.629'N  00°20.928'W

50°39.439'N  00°21.931'W

Special Yellow marker buoys with 2-3nm yellow light which flashes 1 sec every 5 seconds.

 

  Cardinal Buoy Positions   Cardinal Buoy Positions
 50°41.375'N  00°21.901'W

50°42.072'N  00°17.095'W

50°42.769'N  00°12.284'W

50°41.051'N  00°11.310'W
 50°39.170'N  00°11.365'W

50°38.399'N  00°16.149'W

50°37.629'N  00°20.928'W

50°39.439'N  00°21.931'W

 

Flotation Pit Spoil Deposit Area

 

50°41.941'N  00°16.752'W

50°41.911'N  00°16.447'W

50°41.733'N  00°16.462'W

50°41.750'N  00°16.762'W

 

For further information: Gordon Bain (Eon Marine Coordination) +44(0)7787241442  email leadmc@rampionoffshore.com

 

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