Walney Extension Wind Farm - Buoy Deployment & Grapnel Run
As part of the preparations for construction a pre-lay grapnel
run along the Infield or Inter-Array Cable Routes within both
sections of the Wind Farm as well as along the whole length of the
Two Export Cable Routes is scheduled to begin in early February at
a date to be confirmed.
The grapnel run will be carried out by the 27.7m Briggs Marine
Multi-Cat Work Boat 'Forth Warrior' and depending on weather and
conditions as well as the requirement for any boulder or debris
removal can be expected to last several weeks.
During Pre-Lay Grapnel operations 'Forth Warrior' will keep a
listening watch on VHF Channels 16 and 12 and can be contacted for
information relating to vessel movement only.
A series of Cardinal and Special Marker Buoys, 10 in total, are
to be deployed to mark what will become the construction area, or
site, of the proposed Walney Offshore Wind Farm Extension
These Buoys will be installed by the Briggs Marine vessel
'Kingdom Of Fife' with an expected installation date of Thursday 26
January 2017 and will mark what will become the construction area,
or site, and all mariners are requested and advised to mark the
positions of these Buoys on their charts/plotters and keep
Installation is not expected to exceed 3 days, 'Kingdom Of Fife'
will install the first 6 Buoys before returning to Barrow to pick
up the other 4.
All mariners should take note that once all the buoys have been
laid this area will then become a construction site and unless
there are matters relating to their own safety or the safety of
others they should keep clear and not enter until the Wind Farm has
been commissioned with the Buoys removed and you have been
For further information:
Tom Watson: Tel: 01253 875565, Mob: 07903 173 624