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Emergency Contact Numbers

The numbers below are the emergency contact numbers for Subsea Cables and Renewable Energy Structures. These phone numbers relate to each offshore structure and may be used in case of an emergency, or urgent situation.

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Emergency Procedures

Please keep clear of and do not damage subsea cables/structures. You risk the loss of your gear and catch, and international communications can be disrupted. These cables carry high voltages and can be dangerous to life. Many cables have high breaking strains, some over 70 tonnes. Cables will usually lie buried in the seabed, although because the seabed can move, there is no guarantee they will remain in the same place.

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Reducing Risks Whilst Fishing

It is essential to be aware of the locations of subsea cables and renewable energy infrastructure, when fishing in the vicinity of such structures. It is essential you have all the information in relation to their positions available to you and the KIS-ORCA project is designed to provide exactly that for all seabed users. Charts, fishing plotter files and an interactive map, showing subsea cables and renewable energy structures surrounding the UK, may be viewed or downloaded, free of charge.

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The Risks of Fishing near Cables & Renewable Energy Structures

The potential risks associated with the offshore renewable and subsea cable industries come in two distinct categories - surface structures and subsurface structures. Each type of structure may potentially be a risk to fishing activities. The information below describes these hazards, with the subsequent sections explaining the emergency procedures.

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Tidal Device Principles

Tidal devices exploit kinetic energy in the tidal flow of water caused by the interaction of the gravitational fields of the earth, moon and sun. Tidal currents are magnified by topographical features, such as headlands, inlets and straits, or sea bed channels. Many of the devices that use these currents are broadly similar to submerged wind turbines. Sea water is around 800 times denser than air but average flow speeds for viable projects are of the order of one fifth of corresponding wind speeds, giving a power density of around 5-10 times. This means that for a tidal device of the same rating as a wind turbine, the rotor will be smaller. Individual tidal devices are unlikely to reach the same rated power as offshore wind turbines; however, as to have sufficient space to deploy such large devices requires development of deeper water sites that generally have less significant tidal flows. EMEC has identified four main types of tidal energy convertors that are outline below.

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Wave Device Principles

Waves are created by the interaction of wind with the surface of the sea, sometimes over very long distances.  The size of the waves is influenced by wind, the local seabed bathymetry (which can focus or disperse the energy of the waves) and currents.  Waves offer a large source of energy which can be converted into electricity by a wave energy converter (WEC).  Some wave energy converters have been developed to extract energy from the shoreline, others from waters offshore, some with a hydraulic power take-off system and some with an electrical power take-off system.  EMEC has identified six main types of wave energy converter that are outlined below. 

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Wave & Tidal Devices – Overview

The United Kingdom's wave and tidal stream energy industry is the current global leader, with more installed capacity than the rest of the world combined. Our strength has been built on established British marine engineering skills, the creation of world-first testing facilities and the strength of the energy resource found in UK waters. The UK is proud to have developed the first commercial scale wave and tidal stream projects in 1998 and 2003 respectively but the industry is now on the cusp of commercial viability as we move through the phases of development.

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Wind Farms – Installation Methods

Life cycle stages

Lease award and Pre-construction

Once a developer has obtained a lease from the Crown Estate they will start to appraise the zone or lease area. This requires a number of surveys to be completed including boat or aerial based bird and marine mammals surveys, benthic grabs and fish surveys.

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Wind Farms – Design of Structures Installed

Offshore wind farms consist of a number of connected elements. These include the turbines, foundations, array cables, offshore substation, export cable and onshore substation and infrastructure. These items are installed using a range of different vessels and then serviced by either smaller crew transfer vessels or helicopters.

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Windfarms - Overview

Offshore wind farms consist of a number of wind turbines which sit on foundations, secured to the seafloor, which produce electricity. This electricity is transmitted to where it is needed through a series of cables and substations. The first offshore wind farm was installed in Denmark in 1991 and the industry has grown rapidly since then with 3.3GW installed across Europe (1.8GW of which is in the UK).  China, US, Japan and South Korea have also started to develop offshore wind farms.

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The KIS-ORCA partners are committed to producing websites and web resources that can be accessed by all its visitors. We are always keen to hear about ways we can improve the services we provide. If you are having any difficulties using this website, please contact kingfisher@seafish.co.uk Many web browsers have accessibility features, which help you use the web in the way that best suits you. We recommend you select the browser which best suits your needs. You may also need to configure your operating sytem to tailor its accessibility features to your needs.

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The Importance of Renewable Energy Structures

The UK is the world leader in offshore renewables. We have more projects installed, more in construction and more in development than any other country in the world.

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The Future of Subsea Cables

Subsea telecommunication cables have a very long history. Since the installation of the world's first submarine cable across the Dover Strait in 1850, Subsea cables have been essential to the worlds communications infrastructure.

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Submarine Cable Maintenance

Under a Cable Maintenance Agreement and on notification from a Maintenance Authority, a cable repair ship operator will mobilise one of its vessels to conduct a repair on a subsea cable. The maintenance authority will provide an estimated position of the cable fault based on tests carried out from the cable Terminal Stations located either end of the marine cable. Permitting, Charting, and existing cable information is assessed prior to the vessel departing.

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Maintenance / Repair Operations

Submarine cables are very reliable, however, there are occasions when a repair to a cable becomes necessary.

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Cable Burial

At the planning and installation phase of a submarine cable project one of the most effective methods of protecting a submarine cable from damage caused by external aggression is to bury the cable, usually with a sea plough.

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Installation Procedures and Methods

Selection of provisional route

Once the requirement for a cable system has been identified and funds raised to build it, the first thing which happens is that a cable manufacturer and installer is contracted by the cable system parties.

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Design

Modern Fibre optic cables can carry many millions of telephone calls, together with huge amounts of video and internet data.  Approximately 95% of the world's telecommunication requirements are met by submarine cables. Cables are used because of their high reliability, capacity and security. Cables have an insignificant delay compared to satellite and are most cost-effective on major routes, hence communications costs are cheaper than satellites.

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The KIS-ORCA Project The Kingfisher Information Service - Offshore Renewable & Cable Awareness project (KIS-ORCA) is a joint initiative between the European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA) and the Kingfisher Information Service of Seafish. ESCA membership represents much of the subsea telecommunications and offshore renewable energy industry and they work with industry bodies like Renewable UK who recognise the benefit and value of the KIS-ORCA project. The aim of the KIS-ORCA project is to provide fishermen with accurate, up to date and free information relating to subsea cables and offshore renewable energy structures across Europe. KIS-ORCA information is available to fishermen in the following formats: Fishing Plotter Files Supplied on USB stick, all the KIS-ORCA data is available to fishermen in the most popular fishing plotter system formats and is updated annually. These files are also available to download from here. Awareness Charts Awareness charts are produced for key KIS-ORCA data areas. There are six charts surrounding the UK and localised charts for each constructed wind farm. These are available to download from here. www.KIS-ORCA.eu This interactive website allows fishermen to view subsea cable and renewable energy structures on an interactive map, download the latest data and ensure they are up-to-date with the very latest offshore activity news. The website has been produced primarily for Fishing Safety, although also gives fishermen an insight into the offshore industries they share the seabed with.

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Safety

Offshore windfarms and subsea cables are increasing in number around the shores of the UK and the potential risks to fishermen, associated with these structures, need to be recognised and managed in a responsible way.

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Renewable Energy

This section contains information relating to Renewable Energy Structures, from design to installation, maintenance to future trends.

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Subsea Cables

This section contains information relating to Subsea Telecoms and Power Cables, from design to installation, maintenance to future trends.

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Application for Offshore Development Area - Seagull Umbilical

Neptune E&P UK Ltd would like to request to establish an additional offshore development area in Block 22/29C for the Seagull Umbilical location.

The Seagull Field is located on UK licence P1622 Block 22/29C. 17km south of the Eastern Trough area Project (ETAP) Central Production Facility (CPF). Neptune will develop the Seagull reservoir as a subsea tie‐back to existing seabed infrastructure over the BP operated ETAP CPF. The development is high pressure and high temperature and Neptune is the Operator for the subsea development. Neptune will also drill and complete the Seagull Wells and shall retain overall Project responsibility.

The Seagull development will require installation of new subsea equipment as follows: Four Xmas Trees; a 4 slot manifold; a 17km control umbilical (including hydraulic, electrical and chemical supplies) direct from ETAP to Seagull; a 5km 10” production pipeline; a 5km 3.5” wash water pipeline from Seagull to the existing Egret manifold; and a Wye manifold adjacent to the existing Egret manifold, through which the new Seagull production pipeline will connect with the Heron cluster pipeline system connected back to the ETAP CPF. From ETAP CPF Seagull oil and gas will be exported to shore through the GAEL and FPS pipeline systems to the Kinneil Terminal onshore.

 

We already have an ODA established covering the Seagull drill centre and the Egret manifold and would like to request to extend the ODA to incorporate the entire Seagull works area. The extended Offshore development area will be required commencing from September 2021 ‐ March 2023.

 

 

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Seabed Ecology Survey - West of Islay. South of Islay, Kintyre and Arran, Hunterston

Seabed Ecology Survey West of Islay and continuing on a route south of Islay, Kintyre and Arran, towards Hunterston. Throughout August and September 2021.

Please be advised that Briggs Marine Contractors will be undertaking Drop Down Video (DDV) and sediment grab sampling on an area 6 - 11 km offshore to the North West of Islay as well as following a route from Islay to Hunterston, passing to the south of Islay, Kintyre and Arran.

 

The work will utilise the 19m coastal survey vessel Mersey Guardian for the operations.  Operations will commence from 2nd August, with the exact location of daily sampling being dependent on weather conditions. It is expected that operations will last for approximately 6 weeks, again, dependent on weather delays.

 

The Mersey Guardian will operate on the offshore site and corridor route to Hunterston.  During operations the vessel will be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre and will display appropriate shapes and lights when on survey work. Equipment may be submerged ROV up to 150m from vessel.

 

Survey work undertaken on the Mersey Guardian will be restricted to daylight hours and the vessel will return to port overnight.

 

Should any vessel wish to come within 500m of the survey vessel then direct communication with the Master is required.

The vessel will display the appropriate lights / shapes for their operations.  

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Pipeline Bundles Installation - Buzzard Field

The pipeline bundle tow in relation to the Buzzard Field has now concluded. Final ballasting and inspection activities are ongoing. At this time, the construction support vessel Dina Star will be conducting activities along the pipeline bundle between the Northern Terrace Manifold and the SSIV Towhead adjacent to the Buzzard Platform.

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Maersk Resolve at Breagh A

The Maersk Resolve will be moving from it’s current location at the Spirit Grove platform (Block 49/10a), to the Breagh A platform (Block 42/13a) on 5th August 2021. The Maersk Resolve will be undertaking drilling activities at the Breagh A platform in the UKCS Block 42/13a between 6th August 2021 and 31st December 2021.

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Maersk Resolve at Grove

The Maersk Resolve drilling rig is due to complete works at the Grove location in UKCS block 49/10a on or around the 5th August 2021. This date may change depending on operational requirements.

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Confirmed UXO - Seagreen Offshore Windfarm

A confirmed UXO target has been located in the Seagreen Offshore Windfarm construction site.

The target has a 500 metre exclusion zone in place with immediate effect.

 

The on site vessel "Glomar Worker" will transmit a securite broadcast at 6 hourly intervals giving full details of the hazard to all vessel in the area.

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Decommissioning related activities – HCF / Topsides Dismantlement of the Amethyst B1D Installation

Planned HCF and Topside dismantlement works are due to commence on the Amethyst B1D Platform (UKCS 47/15a).

The Jack up Barge, will depart from Inde 23A on 18th August 2021 and transit to the Amethyst field, where it will  commence HCF/Topsides dismantlement operations around 22nd August 2021 and will continue on the Amethyst B1D location until 4th December 2021.

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Eastern Irish Sea Wind Farms - Monthly Notice To Mariners - Update

General Maintenance and Survey for Barrow, Burbo Bank, Burbo Bank Extension, Walney 1, 2, 3 & 4, West of Duddon Sands.

General Maintenance

Site Lighting and Marking Status Survey Jack-Up Vessel Other Works
Barrow (BOW)

B01, D06, Partially Extinguished. D01 & D03 extinguished

N/A N/A

TP Maintenance

(500m safety distance requested)

Burbo Bank (BBW 01) All currently operational N/A N/A None
Burbo Extension (BBW 02) All currently operational N/A N/A

None

Walney 01 and 02 (WOW 01&02) All currently operational N/A N/A

TP Maintenance

(500m safety distance requested)

Walney Extension (WOW 03 & WOW 04) (WOW Ext)

All currently operational N/A N/A

None

West of Duddon Sands

Turbines A09, A12, E14, K06,

All Partially Extinguished

N/A N/A

None

 

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Inch Cape Offshore Met Mast AIS currently non-operational

Please be advised that the AIS on the Inch Cape Offshore Met Mast is currently non-operational. The marine navigation lights, foghorn, aviation lights remain operational.

Please be advised that the AIS on the Inch Cape Offshore Met Mast is currently non-operational. The marine navigation lights,  foghorn, aviation lights and remain operational. This fault will be investigated and notification provided once the AIS is operational again. 

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Fishing Activity Monitoring - Moray West Offshore Windfarm

Moray West Offshore Windfarm is undertaking a fishing monitoring survey over a period of seven days using the vessel Bountiful callsign: MJL4F , commencing on 29 July 2021, at two separate locations. Location one, inside the proposed array site and location two within export cable corridor.

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Rig - Irish Sea Pioneer

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Prospector 1

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig Move - Maersk Resilient

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Survey - North Fall Offshore Wind Farm (Proposed)

North Falls Offshore Farm Limited has contracted Fugro GB Marine Limited to carry out a geophysical & environmental site investigation in the North Sea for the proposed Windfarm (NFOW) site using Fugro Mercator callsign: C6DU5 from 10th May - 10th August.

The North Falls Offshore Wind Farm site is located to the east of Felixstowe and bordering the Greater Gabbard and Galloper existing wind farms

 

Fugro Mercator - Offshore Geophysical Investigation

 

The geophysical operations at the North Falls site are expected to be carried out from the Fugro Mercator call Sign: C6DU5 from 10th May 2021 for approximately 8-9 weeks. Fugro Mercator will be conducting operations across the Main Array and Export Cable Route areas >10m LAT.

 

As the Fugro Mercator will be towing survey equipment the vessel will require large turning circles and will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre. All vessels operating within this area are requested to keep their distance, maintaining at least the 1,000m safety zone around the survey vessel, and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash.

 

A continuous listening watch will be conducted on VHF Channel 16.

Survey operations will be conducted on a 24-hour basis  

Curtis Marshall - Environmental Investigation

 

The environmental operations at the North Falls site are expected to be carried out from the Curtis Marshall call sign: 2HWN3 from 1st July 2021 for approximately 7 days. Curtis Marshall will be conducting operations across the Main Array and Export Cable Route areas both offshore and nearshore.

Please note that the exact start and finish date will be dependent on the prevailing weather conditions and work progress.

 

As the Curtis Marshall will be deploying equipment astern of the vessel, the vessel will require large turning circles and will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre. All vessels operating within this area are requested to keep their distance, maintaining at least the 1,000m safety zone around the survey vessel, and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash.

A continuous listening watch will be conducted on VHF Channel 16.

Survey operations will be conducted on a 24-hour basis  

 

Fugro Seeker - Nearshore Geophyscial Investigation

 

The geophysical operations on the North Falls export cable route from the 10m LAT contour inshore to the potential landfall, are expected to be carried out from the survey vessel Fugro Seeker call sign: 2HCS2 from 15th May 2021 for approximately 10 weeks.

Please note that the exact start and finish date will be dependent on the prevailing weather conditions and work progress.

 

As the Fugro Seeker will be towing survey equipment the vessel will require large turning circles and will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre. All vessels operating within this area are requested to keep their distance, maintaining at least the 500m safety zone around the survey vessel, and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash.

 

A continuous listening watch will be conducted on VHF Channel 16.

 

Survey operations will be conducted on a 12-hour basis.

 

 

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Construction of Wind Farm - Triton Knoll

Activities are continuing related to the development of the Triton Knoll wind farm, as detailed below. For background information visit: http://www.tritonknoll.co.uk/

Mariners are advised that the following vessel has commenced survey operations at the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm export cable route, as outlined below:

 

Vessel Name

Type

Call Sign

MMSI

IMO

Operating Port

Commence Date

Precision 1 Survey Vessel 2FCD2 235089165 N/A Hull 10/07/2021

 

Precision 1 – Crew Transfer Vessel

Operating from Port of Hull

Operating within the Triton Knoll Windfarm Export Cable Route. The vessel will be towing survey equipment therefore it is requested that all vessels operating within this area maintain at least 500m distance from the vessel and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash. Call Sign “2FCD2” MMSI “235089165”

 

 

Mariners are advised that the following vessels continue to be active at the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm as outlined within previously issued NtM's:

 

The following vessels continue to be active at the Triton Knoll as outlined within previously issued NtM's 

Vessel Name

Type

Call Sign

MMSI

IMO

Operating Port

Commence Date

Seacat Intrepid

Crew Transfer

2HWU6

235107284

N/A

Grimsby

02/01/2020

Esvagt Froude

Service Operations Vessel

OWWN2

219590000

9703461

Grimsby

02/02/2020

Esvagt Wind 1

High Speed Craft

XPE6305

219019815

N/A

Esvagt Froude

02/02/2020

Seacat Courageous

Crew Transfer Vessel

2IDC8

235108711

N/A

Grimsby

25/04/2020

Windcat 11 Crew Transfer Vessel 2BIS9 235066459 N/A Grimsby 14/12/2020
Pacific (Wind) Osprey Wind Turbine Installation Vessel 5BUF3 210286000 9621704 Able Seaton 10/01/2021
Acta Orion Service Operations Vessel PCEN 244830883 9750268 Immingham 15/01/2021
HST Euan Crew Transfer Vessel MGQO3 232025959 9883974 Grimsby 15/01/2021
World Mistral Crew Transfer Vessel OWJT2 219018009 9681302 Grimsby 15/03/2021
Normand Fortress Service Operations Vessel LIKW3 258537000 9371218 Grimsby 15/03/2021
Afon Las Buoyage Maintenance Vessel 2JEM8 235115261 9547398 Hull 19/04/2021
Afon Cefni Buoyage Maintenance Vessel 2FYX2 235095403 9258181 Hull 19/04/2021
Margaret Mary Guard Vessel MGNM6 232025575 N/A Grimsby 12/04/2021
Seacat Enterprise Crew Transfer Vessel MAPS9 232006483 N/A Grimsby 25/04/2021

 

All vessels can be contacted via VHF channel 16 when operational in field.

 

Construction activities carried out over the previous 7 Days:

  • Ongoing activities at Offshore Sub Station Platforms East & West continues.
  • Ongoing activities at Offshore foundations continues.
  • Wind Turbine Generator Installation & Commissioning and Service continues infield (67 WTG's currently installed - 27th July 2021).
  • Precision 1 carrying out survey works within the Triton Knoll Export Cable Route.

Construction Activities planned for the next 7 days:

  • Ongoing activities at Offshore Sub Station Platforms East & West continues.
  • Ongoing activities at Offshore foundations continues.
  • Wind Turbine Generator Installation & Commissioning and Service continues infield.
  • Precision 1 carrying out survey works within the Triton Knoll Export Cable Route.
  • Expected arrival of Guard Vessel Opportune.
  • Expected arrival of Operations & Maintenance Crew Transfer Vessel – Windcat 11.

*** Note ***

 

Application of Triton Knoll Wind Farm Safety Zones During Construction

The Secretary of State has granted the Application of Safety Zones on the Triton Knoll Wind Farm Project as follows:

  • 500m “rolling” safety zones around any structure where construction is being undertaken (as indicated by the presence of construction vessels).
  • 50m pre-commissioning safety zones surrounding partial structures or completed structures prior to commissioning.

 

Demarcation Buoys

Partrac Ltd have deployed x12 Demarcation Buoys and x2 Metocean Buoy at the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm (TKOWF) to mark the perimeter of the TKOWF site boundaries.

 

Vessels are requested to leave a wide berth during the installation operations. The buoys will be deployed for a period of two years, and all equipment will be removed at the end of the installation.

 

Buoy

Structure

Latitude

Longitude

Individual Specification

TK01

South Cardinal

53°24.054'N

000°57.935'E

Pillar shaped with a south cardinal shaped top mark, exhibiting a Q (6) + L Fl 15s light character (5 nm nominal light range)  RECOVERED

TK02

Special Mark

53°24.568'N

000°54.433'E

Pillar shaped with a yellow ‘x’ shaped top mark, exhibiting a Fl Y 5s light character (5 nm nominal light range)

TK03

Special Mark

53°26.132'N

000°50.008'E

Pillar shaped with a yellow ‘x’ shaped top mark, exhibiting a Fl Y 5s light character (5 nm nominal light range)

TK04

Special Mark

53°27.457'N

000°45.927'E

Pillar shaped with a yellow ‘x’ shaped top mark, exhibiting a Fl Y 5s light character (5 nm nominal light range)

TK05

South Cardinal

53°28.859'N

000°41.181'E

Pillar shaped with a south cardinal shaped top mark, exhibiting a VQ (6) + L Fl 10s light character (5 nm nominal light range)   RECOVERED

TK06

Special Mark

53°30.807'N

000°41.826'E

Pillar shaped with a yellow ‘x’ shaped top mark, exhibiting a Fl Y 5s light character (5 nm nominal light range)

TK07

North Cardinal

53°32.196'N

000°44.248'E

Pillar shaped with a north cardinal shaped top mark, exhibiting a Very Quick (VQ) light character (5 nm nominal light range)

TK08

Special Mark

53°32.444'N

000°47.678'E

Pillar shaped with a yellow ‘x’ shaped top mark, exhibiting a Fl Y 5s light character (5 nm nominal light range

TK09

North Cardinal

53°32.428'N

000°52.040'E

Pillar shaped with a north cardinal shaped top mark, exhibiting a Q light character (5 nm nominal light range)

TK10

Special Mark

53°29.595'N

000°55.306'E

Pillar shaped with a yellow ‘x’ shaped top mark, exhibiting a Fl Y 5 second (s) light character (5 nm nominal light range)

TK11

Special Mark

53°26.979'N

000°57.974'E

Pillar shaped with a yellow ‘x’ shaped top mark, exhibiting a Fl Y 5s light character (5 nm nominal light range)

TK12

East Cardinal

53°24.368'N

001°00.228'E

Pillar shaped with an east cardinal shaped top mark, exhibiting a Q (3) 10s light character (5nm nominal light range)

TK13

Metocean Buoy

53°26.002'N

000°55.091'E

Triaxys metocean wave and current buoy (South) exhibiting a Fl (5) Y 20s light character (3 nm nominal light range)

TK14

Metocean Buoy

53°30.581'N

000°47.944'E

Triaxys metocean wave and current buoy (North) exhibiting a Fl (5) Y 20s light character (3 nm nominal light range)

 

Mariners are advised that all foundations monopiles have been installed and all inter-array and export cables have been installed.

 

Local Notice to Mariners Recently

NtM 001-2021 (05th January 2021)

NtM 002-2021 (20th January 2021)

NtM 003-2021 (17th March 2021)

NtM 004-2021 (24th March 2021)

NtM 005-2021 (06th April 2021)

NtM 006-2021 (16th April 2021)

NtM 007-2021 (18th May 2021)

NtM 008-2021 (29th June 2021)

 

Navigation Warning - 08th January 2021

 

Mariners are advised that the remnants of a Wave Rider Buoy sinker weight and partial rigging are located within the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Construction site at the following location;

 

53° 30.442N 000° 50.564E

 

It is advised that the partial rigging could potentially be floating up to 9.7m above the seabed, reducing the navigable safe water in the immediate area to 10m LAT.  Mariners are advised to avoid the indicated position by 250 metres.

 

Possible Dangers to Navigation - Properties of the polypropylene show that the rope is buoyant, this makes the line sensitive for thruster currents. Taking the site water depth into consideration (19.7m LAT) and the maximum expected height above seabed of the rope 9.7m the line is expected to be floating submerged at approximately -10m LAT. In addition, it is noted that over time sediments will be trapped between the fibres and the heavier rope may finally sink. The polypropylene rope may impose a risk to foul propellers / propulsion of vessels due to the buoyant nature of the rope. As the rope is submerged at a depth of ~-10m LAT the risk is considered minimum for vessels with a shallow draught (<5m) and medium for a vessel with a deeper draught (>5m). Over time sediments will be trapped between the fibres and the heavier rope may finally sink thereby reducing the risk to propellers/propulsion of vessels. The clump weight itself (chain) is expected to have sunk into the seabed and has no significant height above seabed. In addition, the edges of the clump weight are mostly rounded (chain), the risk the clump weigh imposes to fishing activities/gear is therefore considered to be minimal.

 

Navigation Warning - 16th March 2021

 

Mariners are advised that two UXO targets have been confirmed within the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Array.

 

Mariners are advised that the two confirmed targets are located within 20 metres water depth (LAT) and a 10 metre radius exclusion zone is required around each target.  The following table provides the coordinates and a description for each target.

 

Description of Target Latitude Longitude

Water Depth

(LAT) Metres

Required Exclusion

Zone (Metres Radius)

Archaeological - The item is thought to be an air-delivered bomb.  It appears to be in a stable condition and is resting on the seabed.  Marine growth and concretion cover the body, indicating it has been in situ for a significant duration. The tail section of the bomb is missing, which is typical of unexploded bombs from WWII found in these circumstances and there is a significant hole in the case. The dimensions and characteristics gathered are consistent with a 500kg German bomb. Considering the state of the bomb the Net Explosive Quantity of the bomb is likely to be <5kg. 53°31'50.249"N 00°47'45.908"E 20 10
Archaeological - The item is thought to be an air-delivered bomb.  It appears to be in a stable condition and is resting on the seabed.  Marine growth and concretion cover the body, indicating it has been in situ for a significant duration. The tail section of the bomb is missing, which is typical of unexploded bombs from WWII found in these circumstances and there is a significant hole in the case. The dimensions and characteristics gathered are consistent with a 500kg German bomb. Considering the state of the bomb the Net Explosive Quantity of the bomb is likely to be <5kg. 53°31'49.895"N 00°47'45.115"E 20 10

 

Navigation Warning - 25th May 2021

 

 

Mariners are advised that during a Man Overboard Recovery drill a “Dead Fred Casualty” was subsequently lost, presumed sunk to the seabed in the following position;

 

Latitude - 53° 30.27’N

Longitude - 000°40.55’E

 

Water Depth – 79m LAT

 

If the object is recovered, please contact the following in the following order.

  • Triton Knoll Marine Coordination Centre:
  • Email – tkmcc@smchse.com
  • Tel – 0045 82 13 62 19
  • Lee Cornwell - External Consultant – Marine Operations
  • Email - l.cornwell@tritonknoll.co.uk
  • M: +44 (0)7384 807293
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Subtidal Ecology Survey - Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

All Mariners are advised that Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited (SOWFL) has contracted Ocean Ecology Limited (OEL) to carry out a seabed habitat survey off the north-east coast of the UK for the proposed Sofia Offshore Wind Farm (SOWF) site.

Please be advised that from the 27th July 2021, Ocean Ecology will be undertaking seabed camera, grab sampling and Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) surveys within the SOWF array area, along the SOWF export cable route and several reference locations, for approximately one month.  The exact start and finish dates will be dependent on the prevailing weather conditions and work progress.

 

Environmental surveys with a subsea camera system, grab sampler and BRUV housing and frame will be undertaken aboard the 26.0m survey vessel, ‘DSV Curtis Marshall’ (full vessel details below).

 

Vessel Name Call Sign MMSI IMO Length Beam Draught Gross Tonnage
DSV Curtis Marshall 2HWN3 235107219 9775012 26.0 metres 7.8 metres 2.8 metres 110 tonnes

 

The survey vessel 'Curtis Marshall' will be listening on Ch 16 and Ch 14 at all times. All vessels are requested to remain at a safe distance of 500 metres and pass at a slow speed as the vessel will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre whilst equipment is deployed.

 

The following table details coordinates for the SOWF survey boundary.

 

Point Latitude (DDM) Longitude (DDM)
1 54 37.7478N -001 04.2903E
2 54 56.2005N 001 24.7367E
3 55 30.2905N 002 58.8559E
4 55 30.2797N 003 12.6244E
5 54 25.7200N 002 47.8121E
6 54 45.0668N 000 47.3668E
7 54 34.8536N -001 06.5337E

 

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DSV Atlantic Marine Installation Activity - Blythe, Elgood and Thames Pipeline

Diving activities being undertaken by DSV Atlantic Marine around Blythe, Elgood and Thames Pipeline.

The vessel will be undertaking dive operations in the vicinity of the Blythe platform, Elgood subsea well, and Thames pipeline.  The vessel will perform various installation, tie-in, mattress laying and metrology activities.

 

All activities will be performed by the dynamically positioned Dive Support Vessel Seven Atlantic

 

Call-sign: 2CBP2, MMSI: 235 071 342

LOA: 145 metres, Breadth: 26 metres

 

The vessel will be using twin diving bells to deploy the divers and the crane to manoeuvre subsea equipment.  The vessel will also be using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in the water.  

 

During these operations, the vessel will be flying flag Alpha with restricted movement and at times unable to perform course changes or any form of manoeuvring.

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Rig - Valaris 72

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Cable Route and Array Area Geotechnical Survey - Seagreen Phase 1A

A geotechnical survey will take place along the proposed Seagreen Phase 1A Export Cable Route. Survey works will also take place within the Seagreen site boundary. Coordinates for the site boundary are listed below.

The survey vessel Northern Ocean will undertake a geotechnical survey involving seabed Cone Penetration Tests and Vibro Core sampling within the proposed Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm Phase 1A export cable route and the Seagreen array site boundary. The survey vessel is expected to arrive at the site on or around the 1st of August 2021 with the works expected to completed in 33 days.

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Pipeline Works - Thames Pipeline

Construction Vessel Dina Star undertaking work on Thames Pipeline from 28th July until 15th August 2021.

The vessel will initially undertake Excavation, Pipeline Cutting and Mattress Installation activities at the 24’ Manifold location. The vessel will undertake mattress laying at both the Blythe platform and Elgood Well locations.  In addition, the vessel will conduct a seabed survey along the Elgood to Blythe umbilical route.

 

All activities will be performed by the dynamically positioned (DP) vessel Dina Star

 

 

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Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm – Calibration Checks

Two pieces of survey calibration equipment will be deployed on the seabed within the Seagreen offshore wind farm site boundary. The equipment was deployed on the 13th July 2021 at 1800 and removed from the seabed on or around the 01st August 2021.

To assist in survey calibration checks the survey vessel Glomar worker will place two pieces of calibration equipment on the seabed. One steel surrogate target item, dimensions 1000mm x 250mm x 500mm and one USBL beacon will be deployed. The equipment was deployed 13th July 2021 at 1800 and will removed from the seabed on or around the 01st August 2021.

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Construction of wind farm - Moray East

Due to the construction of the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm, there are several elements to this notice - safety zones; construction schedule; and buoy positions.

For background information about Moray East, please visit: www.morayoffshore.com/moray-east

 

Safety Zones

Please be advised that the Scottish Ministers have authorised the use of the safety zones during construction and operation of the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm as detailed below.

 

During construction

  • A 500 metre radius around each WTG and OSP where construction works are taking place that include sensitive activities being undertaken by vessels RAM. A maximum of three of such zones is permitted at any one time. 
  • A 50 metre radius around partially completed WTGs and OSPs where work is not underway and the risk assessments identify a need. 
  • A 50 metre radius around each completed WTG and OSP prior to commissioning and as required by a risk assessment process. 

During major maintenance

  • A 500 metre radius around all major maintenance works being undertaken around the WTGs and OSPs. No more than one major maintenance zone is permitted at any one time.

Construction Activities

It is currently anticipated that weather permitting offshore construction works will be carried out on a continuous basis (i.e. 24 hour working, seven days a week) unless notified otherwise.

 

Please be aware that by virtue of its mode of operation and the equipment deployed, construction vessels listed in the table below may be Restricted in their Ability to Manoeuvre as defined under COLREGS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, Rule 3). Masters of vessels are therefore requested to maintain their vessels and gears at a minimum safe distance from these vessels of 500 metres when they are undertaking it work and showing the appropriate shapes and lights.  Further Notice to Mariners will be issued as construction progresses.

 

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Company,

Vessel &

Call Sign

Survey Area

Survey Area

Start Timeframe & Duration

GV Replenish

MASY7

As above

As above

1st May 2019 for approximately 34 months

GV BOUNTIFUL

MJLF4

As above

As above

30th April 2020 for approximately 20 months

NSL Challenger

As above As above 13th April 2021 until further notice

Windcat19

2ATD3

As above As above 20th August 2020 Until further notice

GV Kinnaird 

GHNE

As above

As above

16th July 2020 Until further notice

Acta Centaurus

As Above As Above 21st January 2021 until further notice
HST Harri As above As above 28th January 2021 Until further notice
Windcat 40 As above As above 4th Feb 2021 until further notice
Windcat 20 As above As above 12th May 2021 until further notice
Njord Forseti As above As above 04th June 2021 Until further notice
Blue Tern As above As above 30th April  2021 until further notice
Esvagt Alba As above As above

2nd July 2021 until further notice

 

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Scylla Subsea Cable Project - Shore works (PLSE) and Installation

Please be advised that PLSE (pre-lay shore end) works will commence on 19 July 2021. AS of 23 July 2021, the cable PLSE has been surface laid and burial will continue through 1 August. Main lay install works expected to commence in the region mid-August.

Please be advised that PLSE (pre-lay shore end) works will commence on 19 July 2021 at the Lowestoft cable end - works will continue on this segment through 1 August 2021. General cable installation works for the rest of the route will continue throughout July and August, with main lay commencing in the UK EEZ around the 6 August 2021, with final splice at Lowestoft targeted for the 16 August 2021, and finishing main lay operations around the 19 August 2021.

 

  • The PLSE works described above will be undertaken by the vessel Nora B - Name: Nora B, Call Sign: PDKG, MMSI: 244170504, IMO: 9851270
  • Further offshore cable installation works will be undertaken by the vessel Havila Phoenix: Name: Havila Phoenix, Call Sign: LAMQ8, MMSI: 257721000, IMO: 9407990
  • The Guard Vessel Aurelia, will accompany the inshore PLSE works on the Lowestoft side, arriving onsite once PLSE are well underway (as early as 21st July): Name: Aurelia, Call Sign: MMSL, MMSI: 234903000
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Decommissioning Activity - Inde 18AD Installation (Block 49/18A)

Movement of boulder in preparation of future decommissioning activity within the Inde 18AD Installation 500m Safety Zone. To be carried out by the Reach Subsea vessel Olympic Delta call sign: JWOH3 from 28th July 2021 until 3 August 2021.

Perenco UK Limited plan to undertake decommissioning activities in the Southern North Sea as part of the Inde 18A  field Topsides decommissioning programme all work to be completed within the Inde 18A AD platform 500m zone. Work is required to move a bolder away from the AD installation to allow for future positioning of a Jack-up barge next to the AD installation later this year to complete the decommissioning work.

 

The scope of work is anticipated to commence on 28th July 2021 at the earliest. The latest completion date for the work is 3rd August 2021. Reach Subsea construction vessel Olympic Delta will carry out the work, the duration of which is expected to last for around 5 days.

 

Further updates will be provided once the start of the activity has been confirmed.

 

Reach Subsea Garpeskjaerveien 2, 5527 Haugesund, Norway

 

Survey Vessel – Olympic Delta (IMO  9745768) Call Sign – JWOH3

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Pipeline Activities - Arran Field

A Pipeline Initiation System (an arrangement of anchors, chains and wires) has been installed within the Arran South 500m safety zone (installed on 28/09/20). Further vessel activity will be taking place in the area as below.

DSV (Seven Falcon) – Arran North Precommissioning & Commissioning Support (Subsea 7) Arran Field Development – Infield  03/08/21 – Depart Field 23/08/21

  • Umbilical Tie-Ins & ANTIS valve ops
  • Umilical leak test support
  • 6” spool install and mattress protection
  • Tree Spool Leak Testing
  • Close cocoons and install skirts, mattressing
  • Dewatering PLR removal & blind flange leak test
  • Commissioning support
  • Columbus Tie-Ins and commissioning support

 

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Decommissioning Activity at Galahad Installation 48/12 BA

Pipeline severance and installation of abandonment plugs within the 500m Safety Zone of the Galahad NUI Installation 48/12 BA

Perenco UK Limited plan to undertake pipeline cuts and install abandonment plugs in the Southern North Sea as part of the Galahad  field decommissioning programme all work to be completed within the Galahad NUI 500m zone.

 

The scope of work is anticipated to commence on 28th July 2021 at the earliest. The latest completion date for the work is 3rd August 2021.

 

Reach Subsea construction vessel Olympic Delta will carry out the work, the duration of which is expected to last for around 5 days.

 

Further updates will be provided once the start of the activity has been confirmed

 

 

Survey Vessel – Olympic Delta (IMO  9745768)

 

Call Sign – JWOH3

 

Reach Subsea

Garpeskjaerveien 2,

5527 Haugesund, Norway

 

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Dredging - Area 457

Dredging will commence on the 18/09/2021 for a period of 10 weeks in the call off zone within Marine Aggregate Licence Area 457 (MA234).

Dredging within Marine Aggregate Licence Area 457 is restricted to two active zones and a third call off zone. In order for dredging to occur within the third call off zone, at least 6 weeks notice is required prior to dredging can commence.

 

In order for effective implementation and notification, this notice provides sufficient time prior to dredging is scheduled to commence. Dredging is sheduled to commence on the 18/09/2021 for a period of 10 weeks. 

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Havhingsten Cable - surface laid cable

Please be advised that there are three areas of surface-laid cable, pending rock placement works in the second half of 2021.

Please be advised that the remaining post-lay burial (PLIB) works of the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system have now been completed in the Irish Sea, but there are three areas of surface-laid cable which are pending rock placement works.

 

There is a maximum of 25m of cable surface laid with Uradact protection either side of the crossings listed below. Rock protection works will be carried out during the second half of 2021. It is advised that extra care is taken when vessels are operating near the areas and that no vessel should trawl within 0.25 nautical miles from the listed coordinates prior to rock placement. The rock berms will be over trawlable and in-line with industry standards.

 

Rock Placement Location Name

Latitude

Longitude

Western HVDC (S1.5)

53 ° 45.9867' N

003° 48.9137' W

Western HVDC (S1.2)

53° 54.7007' N

004° 58.3552' W

Western HVDC (S1.4)

53° 53.8396' N

004° 34.1792' W

 

For further information please contact the Fisheries Liaison Officer (FLO) / Fishing Industry Representative (FIR) numbers:

 

IoM Onshore FLO

Guy Sutton:                        rgsutton@outlook.com – 07624428332

 

FIR

Tom Watson:                     tomwatsonfleetwood@btinternet.com – 07903 173624

 

FLO (MarineSpace)

Bethan Owens:                 bethan.owens@marinespace.co.uk – 07833 557808

Claire Griffiths:                  claire.griffiths@marinespace.co.uk – 07498 550 586

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Survey - Dawn, Deborah, Little Dotty, Della, Delilah (Ref: 1275)

A 4 Day survey at the Dawn 48/29-9, Deborah 48/30-8 and 48/30-10, Little Dotty 48/30-9, Della 48/30-11z, and the Delilah 48/30-18 subsea wells. The work will include valve inspection and tagging of the valves, the work will be undertaken by divers.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

TBC

TBC

5m

20/07/2021 - 10/08/2022

For 4 Day

48

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Abandoned Well - 49/12-2

No structures left on the seabed – decommissioned fully.

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Survey - Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind

Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind (a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Green Investment Group) shall be conducting a 5 month offshore geophysical survey approximately 60km East of the Humber Estuary from 10th August to 29th December 2021.

Using vessel Guard Celena call sign : V7OY7. The survey vessel shall be towing a cable up to approximately 150m behind the vessel (the end marked by a tail buoy) at depths of up to 3m below sea level. The survey vessel shall have limited maneuverability so please allow a safe distance.

 

Company: Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind

Contractor: Enviros Survey & Consultancy Limited

Survey vessel : Guard Celena

Survey vessel call sign: V7OY7

 

Earliest start date: 10th August 2021 Latest finish date: 29th December 2021

 

It should be noted that the survey vessel shall be initially accompanied by a fishing vessel: Sorrento GY189 providing visual reconnaissance for any sea surface obstacles. Company : Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind

Contractor : NFFO Services Limited

Support vessel : Sorrento GY189

Support vessel call sign : 2XLE

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Survey - Dunnottar Exploration Well VSP (Ref: 1270)

A 1 Day Vertical Seismic Survey between 31st August 2021 and 31st August 2022.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Chrysaor Petroleum

Company U.K Limited

 

5m

31/08/2021 - 31/08/2022

For 1 Day

30

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Viking Link Project - HVDC Cable Laying and Burial

Mariners are advised about landfall works at Boygrift, Lincolnshire (English Landfall) planned for the Viking Link project which is an HVDC electricity transmission interconnector between Denmark and England.

Cable lay and burial works of the HVDC installation are planned to take place from: • Cable lay 10th May –23rd June 2021 • Cable Burial 12th May – 30th August 2021

The route length of the main HVDC interconnection (2x bundles power cables + 1x Fibre Optic Cable) is in the order of 620km. The work covered by this NtM is covering the first campaign of 51km in length starting from the UK the landfall at Boygrift.

 

The Cable Lay works are being carried out by: Prysmian PowerLink using Cable Enterprise Call Sign 2FOV9. Supported by a tug Norne Call Sign PCJR.

 

The Cable burial works are being carried out by: Asso.subsea using Atalanti Call Sign 5BYY2 using the trenching tool AssoTrencher V and the Argo Call Sign 5BDF3 using the jetting tool AssoJet III and trenching tool AssoTrencher IV.

 

Vessels are requested to pass at a safe speed and distance and fishing vessels are advised to remain a safe distance, approximately 550m (0.3 nautical miles) from the areas identified. During these works the vessel will have restricted manoeuvrability as it completes its work scope.

 

Deployed Guard Vessels will monitor the exposed areas of cable while burial progresses and advise of safe distances locally.

 

VHF CH 16 will be monitored at all times and will be used to contact the coastguard in the event of an emergency.

 

Works overview Following completion of the landfall the Cable Laying vessel Cable Enterprise will surface lay the cable on the seabed along the HVDC cable route.

In periods while the cable is exposed on the seabed guard vessels will be stationed to monitor the cable and provide advice to mariners.

 

Cable Burial will follow soon after the cable lay operations carried out by two vessels Atalanti and Argo. Where cable burial is not possible (due to service crossings and / or where seabed conditions are unfavourable), guard vessels will remain on site.

 

Service crossing As part of the first campaign the Viking Link HVDC cable crosses 11 existing service. While awaiting the post lay protection operation, Guard vessels will remain in place to monitor the exposed cable.

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Rigmove - Seafox 4

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Cable Repair - Pentland Firth East (SHEPD)

Marine construction works in relation to a submarine electricity cable repair across the Pentland Firth are due to commence on or around the 12th August until 30th September 2021 using vessels VOS Star call sign: PDCT, Maersk Connector call sign:OWEB2.

The works will be carried out by two construction vessels, the cable repair vessel and the cable de-burial/burial vessel.

 

Vessels carrying out the subsea cable works will be restricted in their ability to manoeuvre and will display the appropriate lights and shapes. Other vessels are requested to pass at a safe speed and provide a minimum clearance of 500m (COLREGs Rule 16 & 18) from the construction vessels during marine operations. Construction vessels will monitor VHF Channel 16 at all times. Mobile contacts for the vessels are listed at the end of this NtM. Removal of fishing gear from the Marine Working Area  is requested during the construction works in order to prevent damage to any fishing gear and to the construction equipment.  

Dates Vessel Scope Vessel(s)
12 Aug - 30 Sept Cable De-Burial/Burial Vessel

VOS Star (TBC)

PDCT

12 Aug - 30 Sept Cable Repair Vessel

Maersk Connector

OWEB2

 

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Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm - Potential Unexploded Ordnance Identification Survey.

A potential unexploded ordnance identification survey will take place within the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm site boundary.

A Potential Unexploded Ordnance (pUXO) identification survey will take place within the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm site boundary. The survey vessel, Glomar Worker will utilise an ROV mounted magnetometer and video camera to conduct the survey of numerous targets to identify any possible UXO risk. Wind Turbine Generator positions, Inter Array Cable routes and 1 Offshore Sub-station location within the Seagreen site boundary will be surveyed.

 

The vessel will arrive at site on or around Sunday the 23rd of May. Survey works are expected to be concluded by August however this period may be extended due to weather conditions.

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Uncrewed Vessel Cable Route Survey - Dogger Bank C Export Cable

Dogger Bank Project will be carrying out a bathymetry survey of the Dogger Bank C export cable route using remotely piloted uncrewed Surface Vessels (USV).

The USVs will be mobilised from Hartlepool Marina where each will transit under escort to the survey area. Survey operations will be continuous, 24 hours a day, A support vessel will escort the USV throughout the operations from the harbour entrance and will then continue transiting towards the survey site until the area is safe & clear of hazards. Although the vessel is uncrewed, it is managed throughout the 24hour operation piloted remotely using 360 degree cameras and other navigational aids. Passing vessels are requested to maintain a minimum 500m safety distance from USV during operations, reducing speed to minimise wake disturbance.

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Decommissioning - Loggs Platform Removal

The Southern North Sea Gas Operations operated by Harbour Energy Ltd (ex-ConocoPhillips) have come to the end of their producing life and are in the process of being removed as part of a decommissioning project.

During the 2021 summer season the Lincolnshire Offshore Gas Gathering System (LOGGS) platform complex shall be removed. The LOGGS complex consists of five bridge linked platforms, as depicted below and is surrounded by a statutory 500m safety exclusion zone.

 

Saipem Ltd shall utilise the Heavy Lift Vessel Saipem 7000 call sign: C6NO5, supported by the Offshore construction vessel North Sea Giant call sign: LAYR7to remove the structures and a spread of tugs and barges to transport to the disposal yard located at ABLE UK, Teesside.

 

Infield operations shall remain ongoing for a period of ~60 days, commencing in field from ~20th June 2021.

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Export Cable Installation (Beach) - Hornsea Project Two

Ørsted have demobilised the export cable installation equipment from the beach and have buried all 3 export cables within the intertidal area.The export cable seaward of Mean Low Water Springs requires further burial works in the coming weeks.

Landfall Preparation and Cable Installation 

The export cable installation activities in the intertidal area are ongoing at the landfall at Horseshoe Point, Lincolnshire and will continue until approximately 30th September 2021. Works will be continual and intermittent throughout these periods.

 

It should be noted that export cable seabed preparation and installation seaward of mean low water springs is ongoing until end of 2021.

 

Vessels:

 

Vessel & Call Sign Activity

Ndurance

5BVH3

Cable Installation and burial

Coastal Vanguard

PCFH

AHT

Linestroom

PICW

AHT
Maagd Landfall tranporattion barge

Titan Endeavour

2ELT9

Nearshore Survey

 

 

 

 

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Survey - Columbus well as-left ROV survey (Ref: 1272)

A 1 Day Columbus well as-left ROV survey from 20th July 2021 until 31st July 2021 using vessel Seven Falcon call sign: 2EEN9.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Subsea 7

Seven Falcon

2EEN9

 

20/07/2021 - 31/07/2021

For 1 Day

23

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Survey - CHIRP Survey (Ref: 1274)

A 16 Day Site Survey From 15th August 2021 until 30th November 2021 using vessel Havila Subsea call sign: LGSY.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

MMT Sweden

Havila Subsea

LGSY

 

15/08/2021 - 30/11/2021

For 16 Days

211

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Survey - CHIRP Survey (Ref: 1273)

A 16 Day Site Survey From 15th August 2021 until 30th November 2021 using vessel Havila Subsea call sign: LGSY.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

MMT Sweden

Havila Subsea

LGSY

 

15/08/2021 - 30/11/2021

For 16 Days

211

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Change of Active Area – Licence Area 461

Temporary activation of Zone 2 of Area 461 for Beach Recharge purposes

On behalf of Volker Dredging Ltd (VDL), this notice is to advise that an additional active dredge zone (Zone 2) is being activated on Area 461 to supply a beach recharge campaign in the region. The works will take place in August using the vessel the Spauwer and the zone will be deactivated again as soon as the project is complete.

 

The current dredging zone (Zone 3) will also remain active during this period.

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WilPhoenix MODU - Fotla Field

Wilphoenix MODU will be drilling in the Fotla field for Ithaca Oil and Gas Limited for approximately 90 days from 28th July until 25th October 2021.

Ithaca Oil and Gas Limited is planning to drill an exploration well into the Fotla reservoir to validate the geophysical interpretation of reservoir properties from seismic analysis.  Depending on initial findings, an appraisal programme will be carried out via up to two well sidetracks, with a third contingency sidetrack.  Fotla is located in Block 22/1b in the central North Sea, approximately 176km from the Scottish mainland (Peterhead), 46km from the UK/Norway median line in water depths of ca. 130m.

 

The rig will be onstation for aproximately 90 days.

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Scientific instrument mooring installations - Moray Firth

The University of Aberdeen has installed 26 subsurface scientific instrument moorings in the Moray Firth in the general area of the Jacky and Beatrice oil installations.

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North North Sea –DSV 2021 IRM Campaign

The DSV Boka Polaris (Call Sign: MYKR6) will be carrying out Inspection, Repair & Maintenance activities at the various locations. Start date = 29th July 2021 Duration expected to be approx. 14-21 Days to 19th August 2021

The DSV Boka Polaris (Call Sign: MYKR6) will be carrying out Inspection, Repair & Maintenance activities at the various locations

Start date = 29th July 2021

Duration expected to be approx. 14-21 Days to 19th August 2021

 

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Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd Seismic Survey

On behalf of Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd this notice is to advise that there shall be a seismic survey campaign due to commence shortly on the Marine Aggregate Extraction Area 240

It is anticipated that operations will commence on or after 21st July 2021 and take approximately 1-2 weeks to complete (weather dependant).

 

As required by the Fisheries Code of Practice, Masters of vessels will call up on VHF Channel 16 when approaching the dredging area at a range of 10 nm (approximately 1 hour before operations are to commence) and will provide an estimated time of arrival on the area and position of operation. A VHF working channel will be established between the survey vessel and fishing vessel(s) if required. The survey shall be carried out by the Titan Endeavor: the vessel has a yellow hull with yellow superstructures: call sign is 2ELT9 and vessel contact number is +44 7884 068450. 

 

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Ocean Endeavor Drilling Activity

The Ocean Endeavor drilling rig will be transiting from the Arran North Field, to the Gannet Field on approx. 21st July 2021. It is expected to be fully moored on location on the 24th July 2021. Drilling activities will continue for approx. 60 days.

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Rig Movement - Paul B Lloyd Junior

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Rig - Ocean Patriot

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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West of Shetland – Power Reinstatement Project – Rockdump Installation

The Nordnes (Call Sign: PH0G) will be carrying out Rock Dumping activities from 15th July 2021 for 8 days between the various locations

The Nordnes (Call Sign: PH0G) will be carrying out Rock Dumping activities BETWEEN the various locations

Start date = 15th July 2021

Duration expected to be approx. 8 Days to 22nd July 2021

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New Safety Zone: Buzzard Field Northern Terrace Manifold

Safety Zone Now Active OR New Safety Zone. The Buzzard Field ‘Northern Terrace Manifold’ has now been installed on the seabed. This now means the 500m Safety Zone is now in force. This Safety Zone is on the latest FishSAFE v42.

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Operations of a remotely piloted Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) Gwynt-Y-Mor OWF

The USV will be mobilised from Rhyl Harbour, Denbighshire, where it will transit to/from the area of operation. During the operation the USV will be performing a Hydrographic Survey from Monday 26th of July for up to 7 days until 2nd August 2021

Activity: Operations of a remotely piloted Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) are planned off the North Wales Coast

Dates: Monday 26th of July for up to 7 days until 2nd August 2021, subject to weather conditions

 

The USV will be mobilised from Rhyl Harbour, Denbighshire, where it will transit to/from the area of operation. During the operation the USV will be performing a Hydrographic Survey of the export routes. 

 

A support RIB “Maverick” will escort the USV throughout the operations from the harbour entrance and will then continue transiting towards the survey site until the area is safe & clear of hazards.

 

It is requested that other vessels remain clear, so far as is practicable, during transit & survey operations.

 

Although the vessel is uncrewed, it is managed throughout the 24hour operation piloted remotely using 360 degree cameras and other navigational aids.

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Cable Installation - Amitie Subsea Cable System

Alcatel Submarine Networks UK Ltd.(ASN) has been contracted to carry out construction activities of the AMITIÉ cable system(starting 2km from shore).The AMITIÉ cable system spans nearly 6,600 km in total with the initial UK landing point in Widemouth Bay.

Alcatel Submarine Networks UK Ltd. (ASN) has been contracted to carry out construction activities of the AMITIÉ cable system (starting 2km from shore). The AMITIÉ cable system spans nearly 6,600 km in total with the initial UK landing point in Widemouth Bay, near Bude, Cornwall. The construction activities will commence 2km from shore (>15m water depth) and will utilise the cable lay vessel “Ile de Brehat” call sign: FOUC, which will commence construction operations from the nearshore area out to the UK exclusive economic zone (EEZ)). The third-party vessel ESVAGT DON WM Offshore, call sign: OUNO2 will complete the PLGR in the UK EEZ only starting on approximately 23rd July lasting approximately 2 weeks. Following this the Ile de Brehat will start by performing a pre-lay grapnel run (PLGR) in UK Territorial Seas prior to laying the cable beyond the UK continental shelf staring approximately on 8th August 2021, lasting approximately 8 weeks. The exact start and finish date will be dependent on the prevailing weather conditions and work progress. It is requested that all vessels operating within this area keep their distance, maintaining at least a 500 m exclusion zone, and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash.  

 

The cable lay vessel, Ile de Brehat call sign: FOUC will be operating from approximately 2km from shore out to the UK EEZ laying and burying the Amitié cable, including pre-lay grapnel run (PLGR) in UK Territorial Seas. The vessel ESVAGT DON call sign: OUNO2 (WM Offshore) is also contracted to complete the PLGR works in the UK EEZ only. These operations will be conducted on an ongoing 24 hour basis. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Channel 16, and the vessels will actively transmit an AIS signal. Please see contact details for the Ile de Brehat & ESVAGT DON 

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Spirit Energy: Installation of Cardinal Buoy Systems at DP3 and DP4

Commencement a programme of cardinal buoy system installation around both the remaining DP3, and the remaining DP4, platform jacket structures from 9th July 2021.

Please be advised that the Bay Towage - operated MV Torch multi-purpose vessel, mobilising from the Port of Barrow and working on behalf of Spirit Energy, is scheduled, subject to suitable weather, to commence a programme of cardinal buoy system installation around both the remaining DP3, and the remaining DP4, platform jacket structures from 9th July 2021. The structures are located in the east Irish Sea.

 

4 no. buoys, one each at the N, S, E, and W points of the compass, will be installed around each jacket structure. Each buoy will be positioned at an approximate 400m radius from the structure. A maximum 80m swing radius is designed into each buoy’s mooring system to ensure that it stays within the 500m safety zone of each structure.

 

The vessel will require to make 2 mobilisations per cardinal buoy system installation. The work programme will therefore take several days, and may need to be extended to allow for weather delays.

 

The remaining jacket structures, following removal of their topside earlier this year, extend to ca. 16.5 m (DP3) and 17.0 m above LAT (DP4) respectively. The structures remain attached to the seabed.

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Survey - Regional Survey (Ref: 1198)

81 day regional survey between the 15th April 2021 - 31st Oct. Using vessels SW Amundsen call sign: 5BXE2, support vessels MV Scorpio call sign: ZDRF7 & Tess sign: YJUV8, Amazon Conqueror call sign: 3EBI3, Astra-G call sign: HP8210 & Mainport Pine V7ZH7.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Shearwater GeoServices AS

SW Amundsen

5BXE2

MV Scorpio

ZDRF7

Tess

YJUV8

Amazon Conqueror

3EBI3

Astra-G

HP8210

Mainport Pine

V7ZH7

 

8100m

18m

15/04/2021 - 31/10/2021

For 81 Days

210, 211

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Geological Survey - Southern North Sea

Geo sevices Ltd are conducting a geological survey from 3 August - 4 October 2021 using the vessel 'Oceanic Vega' (LCHQ3). Oceanic Vega is towing10 Seismic cables 5Nm in length, 1600mtrs width and 8mtrs deep.

Company ShearwaterGeo sevices Ltd

Oceanic Vega; LCHQ3: is accomponied by 3 support vessels. Ocean Fortune, GV Andrea and Kristenborg.

Oceanic Vega is towing10 Seismic cables 5Nm in length.1600mtrs width Depth 8mtrs.

If anyone or knows of anyone who has static gear in this area, please contact;

Ian.green924@gmail.com. +44(0)7938516355

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Grace Hopper Subsea Fibre Optic Cable System - Cable Installation Activities

SubCom vessel, CS Responder call sign: V7CY9 will be carrying out cable installation operations along the route of the Grace Hopper Subsea Fibre Optic Cable System in the UK TS & EEZ. From 29 May - 30 June 2021 and then from 26 July - 15 August 2021.

The operations are expected to be carried out in two periods, the first one from 29 May to 14th July 2021 and the second from July 26th until August 15th

However, please note the start date and the duration of the activity is weather dependant.

 

CS Responder will have stern deployed equipment and cable, and will be restricted in manoeuvrability. All vessels operating within this area are requested to keep their distance, maintaining at least the 500m safety zone around the vessel, and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash.

Throughout operations, the vessel will be displaying the appropriate lights and shapes as required under the COLREGS Rule 27(b).

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Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm Project - Offshore Surveys

Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm Limited has contracted Fugro GB Marine Limited (Fugro) to carry out a geophysical and environmental site investigation in the North Sea for the proposed Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm (FEOW) site.

Fugro Mercator - Offshore Geophysical Survey

The geophysical operations at the Five Estuaries site are expected to be carried out from the Fugro Mercator from 5 th August 2021 for approximately 14 weeks.

 

Fugro Mercator will be conducting operations across the Main Array and Export Cable Route areas >10m LAT. Please note that the exact start and finish date will be dependent on the prevailing weather conditions and work progress.

 

As the Fugro Mercator will be towing survey equipment the vessel will require large turning circles and will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre. All vessels operating within this area are requested to keep their distance, maintaining at least the 500m safety zone around the survey vessel, and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash.

 

A continuous listening watch will be conducted on VHF Channel 16.

 

Survey operations will be conducted on a 24-hour basis.

 

Curtis Marshall - Environmental Survey

The environmental operations at the Five Estuaries site are expected to be carried out from the Curtis Marshall from 2 nd November 2021 for approximately 2 weeks. Curtis Marshall will be conducting operations across the Main Array and Export Cable Route areas both offshore and nearshore. Please note that the exact start and finish date will be dependent on the prevailing weather conditions and work progress. 

 

As the Curtis Marshall will be deploying equipment astern of the vessel, the vessel will require large turning circles and will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre. All vessels operating within this area are requested to keep their distance, maintaining at least the 500m safety zone around the survey vessel, and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash.

 

A continuous listening watch will be conducted on VHF Channel 16.

 

Survey operations will be conducted on a 24-hour basis.

 

Fugro Seeker - Nearshore Geophysical Investigation

 

The geophysical operations on the Five Estuaries export cable route from the 10m LAT contour inshore to the potential landfall, are expected to be carried out from the survey vessel Fugro Seeker from 1 st August 2021 for approximately 6-7 weeks. Please note that the exact start and finish date will be dependent on the prevailing weather conditions and work progress.

 

As the Fugro Seeker will be towing survey equipment the vessel will require large turning circles and will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre. All vessels operating within this area are requested to keep their distance, maintaining at least the 500m safety zone around the survey vessel, and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash.

 

A continuous listening watch will be conducted on VHF Channel 16.

 

Survey operations will be conducted on a 12-hour basis.

 

 

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Decommissioning Activities – Plug and Abandonment (P&A) Activities on the Bessemer Installation

Planned Plug and Abandonment (P&A)  works are due to commence on the Bessemer (UKCS 49/23E). Works will be undertaken by the Jack up Barge 'Haeva' from the 19 August 2021 for a period of approximately 60 days.

The Jack up Barge Haeva, will depart from Galahad (UKCS 48/12BA) at 53°32.75'N 01°21.55'E on the 16th August 2021 and transit to the Indefatigable Hub to the Bessemer Installation on 19th August 2021, where the planned Plug and Abandonment (P&A) will commence.

 

The P&A activity will take approximately 60 days and the Haeva is due to leave Bessemer on the 18th October 2021.

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Dogger Bank Wind Farms (A & B) - Nearshore Intervention Works

The Haven Seariser 4 will be carrying out two dredging activities, one is to expose the four HDD exit points and to form the entry pits. The second activity is to form two pre-cut trenches for DBA and DBB cable route corridors

The Haven Seariser 4 will remain on site 24 hrs during operations, unless threatened by extreme weather. The MTS Valour will be anchored in the field during the nearshore activities. She will remain on station/site during the night and manned 24 hours throughout. The MTS Valour will provide assistance during diving operations and any barge movements required. Diving operations will be carried out from the Haven Seariser 4. The diving activities will include exposing the HDD exit points and to prepare the HDD’s ready for the submarine power cables. Diving operations might be carried out in the hours of darkness. A short safety message will be broadcast on CH16 advising of diving operations starting and ceasing. The RHIB Celtic Mara will be carrying out Multi-Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) surveys of the seabed and along the pre-cut trenches throughout the dredging activities. The survey gear will be positioned on a side mounted pole and extended into the water. Celtic Mara will make several passes over the area at a reduced speed. she will transit daily from Bridlington Harbour to the Haven Seariser 4 During barge movements/towing, it is requested that all vessels give the MTS Valour a 500m safety clearance zone.

 

During survey operations the Celtic Mara will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre. It is requested that all vessels give the Celtic Mara a 500m safety clearance zone and reduce speed when passing. She will display the appropriate lights and day shapes. During dredging and diving operations it is requested that The Haven Seariser 4 be given a 500m safety clearance zone. Diving flag ‘Alpha’ and the appropriate lights will be displayed during diving operations.

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New Suspended Wellhead - 42/28d - 16

Suspended wellhead structure on seabed.

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Bathymetry Survey Duncansby Head to Pentland Skerries

Commencing mid July 2021 and continuing for a period of approximately 4 months (weather depending) bathymetry survey operations will be undertaken off the coast of Scotland. Vessels ‘Cerys Line’ and 'Morven' will be used.

A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd will be operating the vessel ‘Cerys Line’ on a 24-hr basis. The ‘Cerys Line’ (26.1m LOA) will be underway throughout operations, sailing survey lines at 5-12 knots.

 

A-2-Sea Solutions will also be operating the vessel ‘Morven’ on a 24-hr basis to survey inshore of the 10m contours. The ‘Morven’ (20.0m LOA) will be underway throughout operations sailing survey lines at 4-8 knots. 

 

Both vessels will not be towing any equipment and only hull mounted mutlibeam echosounder will be used.

 

Both ‘Cerys Line’ and ‘Morven’ will exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

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Bathymetry survey - Thames Estuary

Commencing early August 2021 and continuing for a period of approximately 14 days (weather depending) bathymetry survey operations will be undertaken off the coast of Essex.

A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd will be operating the vessel Morven’, call sign MBFQ6, on a 24-hr basis. The ‘Morven’ (20m LOA) will be underway throughout operations, sailing survey lines at 5-7 knots.

 

The vessel will not be towing any equipment and only hull mounted multibeam echosounder will be used.

 

Morven will exhibit the lights and shapes prescribed by the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channels 11 (Channel Navigation Information Service), 16 and 12.

 

The survey will commence in early August for a duration of approximately 14 days (weather depending).

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Dive Support Vessel Boka Atlantis Operations - Hewett Field

Dive Support Vessel Boka Atlantis, mobilisation from Great Yarmouth and saturation diving works at x1 Subsea Well and at the jacket base of 52/5A Platform within Hewett Field.

Subsea Wells Operations - 48/30-14 Subsea Well :   Preparation for Well Plugging & Abandonment 

 

Platform PL83 Pipeline Operations

- PL83 Pipleine Mattress & Spool Removal (35-50mts) from Jacket Base out to circa 50mts in preperation of Rig arrival.

 

All Saturation Diving and ROV works inside 500mtr zone of each asset safety zone. 

 

Vessel will transit within Hewett Field from location to location during the course of the saturation diving works.

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NO-UK Telecoms cable in UK TW and EEZ - Proposed Cable

Global Marine are continuing the installation of the proposed NO-UK Telecommunications cable in UK TW and EEZ. Pre-installation rock placement is complete, with cable installation starting on 20 July 2021. Details below.

Please be advised that Global Marine are conducting the installation of the proposed NO-UK Telecommunications cable in UK TW and EEZ. Please note that there will be numerous vessels associated with the project. These are summarised below:

 

  • Pre installation rock placement (UK EEZ) COMPLETE

The Nordes vessel (specification attached) has now completed its pre installation rock placement at the 2 pipeline crossings.

 

  • Cable installation (UK TW - EEZ)  20th July – 18th August 2021

The Normand Clipper (specification attached) will be installing the proposed NOUK cable from the landing point at Seaton Sluice and laying the cable towards Norway.

 

  1. Post Lay Inspection Burial (PLIB) (UK TW - EEZ) 24th August – 12th September 2021

The PLIB vessel (to be confirmed) will be conducting PLIB activity along the proposed cable route.

 

  • Post installation rock placement vessel (UK EEZ) 1st – 9th September 2021

The Nordes vessel will then be conducting post installation rock placement at the 2 pipeline crossings described in Section 2 above.

 

The vessels will be limited in manoeuvrability. Other vessels should maintain a distance of at least 1NM from the cable ship during operations.  Please contact myself or Paul Deslandes, Project Manager (in copy)  if you have any queries regarding this notification or if you have any information on any underwater activity in this area that is relevant to the proposed operation.

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Penguins Field - Vessel Activity

Penguins Field Development - Bundle XT Tie-ins and DC2 Bundle XT Tie-ins, Gas Export & Tybalt Tie-ins, Leak Test and De-watering, Rockdumping

Seven Pegasus DSV (Subsea 7) Tie-ins, Leak Test and De-watering - Penguins Redevelopment Project - Infield 11/06/21 – Depart Field 17/08/21

  • Gas Export Tie-Ins, Leak Test and De-watering 
  • Complete D7 Tie-ins
  • Brownfield Bundle Tie-ins (DC2)
  • DC2 Bundle Tie-Ins
  • Brownfield Bundle Tie-ins (DC3 midline)
  • UT Checks (Brownfield)

 

DEME Rockdump Vessel – Rockdumping - Penguins Redevelopment Project - Infield 15/07/21 – Depart Field 18/07/21

 

  • Partial DC2 Bundle Rockdump
  • Tybalt Flowbase Rockdump

 

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Unmanned Bathymetry Surveys - NEP Project

3 XOcean Unmanned Vessels undertaking hull mounted bathymetry surveys. Vessels are 4.5m x 2.2m x 2.2m and are fully controlled via satellite 24 hours a day. All vessels will be using Hartlepool and Grimsby to transit in and out of for bad weather.

An unmanned survey operation to collect hull mounted bathymetry data using 3 vessels. The vessels are all fully controlled 24 hours a day using satellite communications. During periods of bad weather XOcean will use Hartlepool or Grimsby to transit to for shelter. The area of operation will cover the project area at Endurance and two proposed pipeline route corridors.

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Geological Survey - Southern North Sea

A geological survey (phase 2) from 15 June until 6 August, using the vessel 'Oceanic Vega'. All vessels are requested to keep all round clearance of 3nm and 7nm astern.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Shearwater

Geoservices Ltd

Oceanic Vega

LCHQ3

3x Support escort vessels;-

Ocean Fortune,Andrea and

Kristenborg

10 Seismic cables

5Nm in length.

1600mtrs width

Depth 8mtrs.

23/05/2021-

04/10/2021

 

 

 

 

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Shetland HVDC Link (Noss Head HDD Operations)

NKT, on behalf of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc, will undertake operations at Noss Head to install the HDD landfall for the Shetland HVDC Link including marine survey, duct installation, diving and deployment of an anchor/mooring system.

Onshore HDD operations are taking place for three pipe ducts to be installed with trajectories that will emerge at the seabed around 400m offshore within the area identified as ‘Mooring Area’ in the attached chart. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance from this area until the estimated completion date of 20th September 2021.

  • Within the boundaries of the mooring area, a steel duct will be pushed out from each of the three Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) exit points andwill extend up to 10 m into the water column at an angle of approximately 9º to the horizontal as shown in the diagram.These duct projections are expected to occur from 10th July 2021 to around 21st August 2021. The first duct will beinstalled before the mooring area is marked.
  • The RONA is conducting a high-resolution survey of the exit point of the HDD and then proceeding with pre-search activity for spotting and recording static fishing gear found along and outside the route corridor. The Survey will involve the use of Multibeam Echosounder (MBES) and Sidescan Sonar (SSS). The survey is being undertaken between 10th and 14th July. Further survey work of this nature may take place before the estimated completion date.
  • The mooring area will be marked on around 26th July 2021 when the mooring and anchoring system will be installed for the dive vessel ISLE OF JURA to come onto station. The mooring and anchoring system, shown in the figure below, will be set up during the duration of the works to support the divers.
  • The dive vessel ISLE OF JURA will remain on station during the immediate work period and will return to harbour in between works at the exit point. The current programme has 3 separate 4-5 day work phases for the vessel, with a few weeks in between. This means there could be times when the mooring system is left in situ without the vessel attached. In this instance all anchors will be clearly surface marked with marker buoys over the moorings. The size of the buoys is approx. 1.2m diameter and 1m high.
  • The buoys will not be illuminated and will not have a radar reflector. The Isle of Jura will display the Alpha flag during daylight and Red/White/Red lights during the hours of darkness.
  • The moorings and anchoring will only be of a temporary nature. The protruding ducts will be cut close to the seabed prior to the moorings being removed by the estimated completion date of 20 September 2021.
  • Once the installation works are completed, the mooring and anchors will be fully recovered.

All vessels are required to comply with the COLREGS, especially rules 16 and 18.

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Tolmount Development Area

Notice to alert sea users to the ongoing drilling activity of the Valaris 123 Jackup Drilling Rig at the Tolmount Platform in Block 42/28d .

The Tolmount minimum facilities platform has been installed on behalf of the Tolmount Development Project (comprising Premier Oil UK Limited, ODE Asset Management Limited and Humber Gathering System Limited (HGSL)) in UKCS Block 42/28d and an ERRV remains on location in field. 

 

The Valaris123 Jackup Drilling Rig is in position over the Tolmount platform, with drilling operations underway.  Drilling activity is planned for approximately 12 months (subject to further Kingfisher bulletins).  The Valaris 123  suspended NE well on 13th July 2021 and skidded to the SW well on 14th July 2021 to re-enter the SW well and will drill to completion.

 

Please note that an Offshore Development Area has also been requested for the Tolmount Development Project work.

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Rigmove - Valaris 121

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Hazard - Confirmed UXO

A confirmed UXO target has been located on the Seagreen Offshore Windfarm construction site.

The target has a 500m exclusion zone in place with immediate effect.

The on site vessel the Glomar Worker will transmit a securite broadcast at 6 hour intervals giving full details of the hazard to all Vessels in the area.

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Rig - Stena Spey

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Moray East Offshore Windfarm - Walk to Work Operations

Please be advised that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (Moray East) are planning to commence walk to work operations work scope at all 3 OPS’s within the bounds of Moray East Offshore Windfarm

Please be advised that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (Moray East) are planning to commence walk to work operations work scope at all 3 OPS’s within the bounds of Moray East Offshore Windfarm circa 19th May 2021 using Island Crown for approximately 40 days. Technicians will transfer via walk to work on all 3 OPS’s for commissioning and painting works.

 

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Potential Hazard - Lost CPT rods

Lost 4.25m of CPT rods made up of: 1 x 0.35m cone, 1 x 0.5m friction rod, 3 x 1m rods, 1 x 0.4m rod and approx. 3.85m communications lead (standard 4 core signal cable) potentially sticking up 1.15m above seabed.

During a CPT push at location EA1N-21-IAC-024-TCPT, the rods encountered a hard layer at 3.2m below the surface.

 

As communication was lost instantly at 3.1m when the rods started to be retracted, it is assumed the breakage occurred at that point and therefore the equipment was left at the 3.1m of the push. If this was the case then the top of the lost rods would be 1.15m above the seabed (in the worst case scenario).

 

Further investigation is planned to determine more accurately whether lost rods are above seabed level. The vessel will perform a side scan sonar survey and make use of a subsea camera at the location

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Unexploded Ordnance & Boulder clearance - Seagreen Offshore Windfarm

An unexploded ordnance and boulder clearance geophysical survey will take place within the Seagreen Offshore Windfarm site boundary.

The survey vessel, Geo Ranger has now left the project. A replacement vessel, Kommador Iona will utilise towed array equipment with side scan sonar, sub bottom profiler and magnetometer to conduct the survey of the remaining Wind Turbine Generator positions within the Seagreen site boundary.The survey vessel is expected to arrive at site on or around Wednesday the 14th of July. Seagreen Notice to Mariners 03-21 revision 4 refers.

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Decommissioning Project - Millar Platform

The Millar platform has been removed and all 500m zones revoked, all that is left on the seabed are 4 jacket footings which rise up to 22m from the seabed posing a significant snagging hazards.

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Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm: Commencement of Pile Installation Campaign

Mariners are advised that Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited (NnGOWL) is due to commence pile installation within the Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) Wind Farm Area. The work is due to begin week commencing 14th June 2021, at the earliest.

In preparation for the jacket foundation installation, three piles for each wind turbine location and offshore substation  platform will be installed. The piles will be installed by the Saipem 3000 (S3000) (call sign: C6SW6) into pre-drilled  sockets. Pile installation support will be provided by the Skandi Acergy (call sign: LAFD7) offshore construction vessel, which will arrive to site in late June 2021. The Skandi Acergy will transfer supporting materials and installation equipment between positions on the seabed adjacent to each foundation location. On arrival at each location, the S3000 will collect and utilise this wet-stored equipment during pile installation.  Once the three piles have been positioned within the pre-drilled sockets, grout will be inserted to secure them in place.

 

A supply vessel will be utilised to transport piles to NnG wind farm, as required.  Further information on the vessel for each visit will be provided on the Vessel Report and Weekly Notice to Mariners available at https://nngoffshorewind.com/resources/.

 

Area of Operations

Mariners are advised that the S3000 will be mobilised from Rotterdam (NL) to work within the NnG Wind Farm Area.

 

All vessels are requested to remain at least 500 metres away from all work vessels and the static fishing gear remains as shown in the below table.

 

 

WIND FARM AREA

LONGITUDE (DD.MM.MMM)

LATITUDE (DD.MM.MMM

002° 09.898' W

56° 15.271' N

002° 09.255' W

56° 12.721' N

002° 13.998' W

56° 12.752' N

002° 16.293' W

56° 12.766' N

002° 19.628' W

56° 15.479' N

002° 20.055' W

56° 15.827' N

002° 20.232' W

56° 17.430' N

002° 17.826' W

56° 19.752' N

002° 16.518' W

56° 20.312' N

002° 14.910' W

56° 20.171' N

 

EXCLUSION TO STATIC GEAR

LONGITUDE (DD.MM.MMM)

LATITUDE (DD.MM.MMM)

002° 20.566' W

56° 15.680' N

002° 20.849' W

56° 17.468' N

002° 18.242' W

56° 19.938' N

002° 16.611' W

56° 20.613' N

002° 14.363' W

56° 20.392' N

002° 09.300' W

56° 15.334' N

002° 08.661' W

56° 12.651' N

002° 09.058' W

56° 12.405' N

002° 16.505' W

56° 12.410' N

 

Schedule

The pile installation work is due to begin week commencing 14th June, at the earliest. It is anticipated that the works will be completed by mid-December 2021, weather dependent. 

 

Weather permitting, construction works will be carried out on a continuous basis, 24-hours per day, seven days a week. 

 

For updates on the progress of the works, information will be provided in the Weekly Notice of Operations available on the NnG project website: https://nngoffshorewind.com/resources/.

 

Vessels Associated with the Activity

Please be aware that by virtue of its mode of operation and the equipment deployed, the S3000 and Skandi Acergy will at times be Restricted in their Ability to Manoeuvre as defined under COLREGS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, Rule 3). Masters of vessels are therefore requested to maintain their vessels and gears at a minimum safe distance from these vessels of 500 metres when they are undertaking it work and showing the appropriate shapes and lights.

 

Vessel name:

Saipem 3000

Vessel role:

Pile Installation Vessel

Call sign:

C6SW6

Maritime Mobile Service Identity:

311516000

On board contact:

Contact name: Vessel Master

Email: captain.s3000@saipem.com   

Phone: +39 02 010 24650

Onshore representative:

Contact name: Ben Stokes

Email: Benjamin.Stokes@saipem.com 

Phone:  +44 7833 479 546

 

Vessel name:

Skandi Acergy

Vessel role:

Offshore Construction Vessel

Call sign:

LAFD7

Maritime Mobile Service Identity:

257691000

On board contact:

Contact name: Vessel Master

Email: Acergy.captain@acergy.dof.no 

Phone V-Sat: +47 23 67 54 04 

Or Vessel Bridge Contact 

Email: Acergy.bridge@acergy.dof.no 

Phone V-Sat: +47 23 67 54 05

Onshore representative:

Contact name: Stig Rabben (Designated Person Ashore – DPA)

Email:  Stig.Rabben@dof.com 

Phone:  +47 992 03 609

 

One guard vessel is currently within the wind farm site supporting NnG Offshore Wind Farm construction. The guard vessels will be one of the below, which can be contacted as follows, if required:

 

Vessel name:

Seagull

Vessel role:

Guard Vessel

Call sign:

MVBO2

Maritime Mobile Service Identity:

311947000

On board contact:

Contact name: Vessel Master

Email: seagullbf74@gmail.com

Phone: +44 (0) 1261 878040 / +44 (0) 7895 919100

 

Vessel name:

Artemis

Vessel role:

Guard Vessel

Call sign:

MVIX5

On board contact:

Contact name: Vessel Master

Email: concordebf47@aol.com

Phone: +44 (0) 7949 663790 / +44 (0) 1261 455461

 

Vessel name:

Tranquillity S

Vessel role:

Guard Vessel

Call sign:

MJUH9

On board contact:

Contact name: Vessel Master

Email: spousekeil@yahoo.com  

Phone: +44 (0) 1346 454758

 

Port of Operation

The S3000 will mobilise from Rotterdam, NL. The Skandi Acergy will mobilise from Blyth, UK.

 

Adverse weather conditions

Upon adverse weather conditions, if the S3000 and Skandi Acergy are not able to hold on position, they will both seek shelter or return to a Port within the Firth of Forth.

 

General Safety Advice

Construction activities are ongoing within the boundaries of the Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm.  Mariners are advised to refer to the NnG Weekly Notice of Operations where up to date information regarding activities on site is broadcast. A copy of this notice and the Weekly Notice of Operations can also be found at https://nngoffshorewind.com/resources/

 

Marine Coordination Contact Details

 

The following contact can provide more information if required. Please note that specific queries can also be addressed to the relevant vessel or shore based representative.

Telephone number

(daytime):

+44 (0) 1890 751415 (use Emergency contact only until further notice)

Emergency contact (24/7):

+44 (0) 7508 421406

Email:

nng.mc@smchse.com

Address:

NnG Offshore Wind Farm Marine Coordination Centre, Gunsgreen Basin, Eyemouth,

TD14 5SD

 

Fisheries Liaison

Fisheries liaison associated with the activity will be co-ordinated by Natural Power. For any commercial fishery queries please contact the NnG company Fisheries Liaison Officer (CFLO) Peter Berney, telephone: +44 (0)7391 402387 or email: NnG.FLO@naturalpower.com.  An Offshore Fisheries Liaison Officer (OFLO) will be present on the Sar Fame and can be contacted via VHF Channel 16.

 

Distribution List

A central list of recipients is maintained by the company Fisheries Liaison Officer; if you are not the appropriate recipient of these notices, or do not wish to receive the notices in the future, please contact us at NnG.FLO@naturalpower.com. A copy of this notice can also be found at https://nngoffshorewind.com/.   

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International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) English Q3 (CEnd 11/21) Locations F

To carry out a groundfish survey of the North Sea as part of the ICES coordinated IBTS, using a hybrid GOV trawl from 15th August until 16th August 2021.

The survey aims to obtain information on:

  1. Distribution, size composition and abundance of all fish species caught.
  2. Age – length distribution of selected species.
  3. Distribution of fish in relation to their environment.
  4. Distribution of macrobenthos and anthropogenic debris.
  5. Surface and bottom temperature and salinity data using ESM2 profiler/mini-CTD logger and Niskin Bottle.
  6. Length weight & maturity information using individual fish measurements, in support of the EU Data Regulation.
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International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) English Q3 (CEnd 11/21) Locations E

To carry out a groundfish survey of the North Sea as part of the ICES coordinated IBTS, using a hybrid GOV trawl from 10th August 2021 until 14th August 2021.

The survey aims to obtain information on:

  1. Distribution, size composition and abundance of all fish species caught.
  2. Age – length distribution of selected species.
  3. Distribution of fish in relation to their environment.
  4. Distribution of macrobenthos and anthropogenic debris.
  5. Surface and bottom temperature and salinity data using ESM2 profiler/mini-CTD logger and Niskin Bottle.
  6. Length weight & maturity information using individual fish measurements, in support of the EU Data Regulation.
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International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) English Q3 (CEnd 11/21) Locations D

To carry out a groundfish survey of the North Sea as part of the ICES coordinated IBTS, using a hybrid GOV trawl from 5th August 2021 until 9th August 2021.

The survey aims to obtain information on:

  1. Distribution, size composition and abundance of all fish species caught.
  2. Age – length distribution of selected species.
  3. Distribution of fish in relation to their environment.
  4. Distribution of macrobenthos and anthropogenic debris.
  5. Surface and bottom temperature and salinity data using ESM2 profiler/mini-CTD logger and Niskin Bottle.
  6. Length weight & maturity information using individual fish measurements, in support of the EU Data Regulation.
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International Bottom Trawl Survey English Q3 (IBTS) (CEnd 11/21) Locations C

To carry out a groundfish survey of the North Sea as part of the ICES coordinated IBTS, using a hybrid GOV trawl from 31st July 2021 until 4th August 2021.

The survey aims to obtain information on:

  1. Distribution, size composition and abundance of all fish species caught.
  2. Age – length distribution of selected species.
  3. Distribution of fish in relation to their environment.
  4. Distribution of macrobenthos and anthropogenic debris.
  5. Surface and bottom temperature and salinity data using ESM2 profiler/mini-CTD logger and Niskin Bottle.
  6. Length weight & maturity information using individual fish measurements, in support of the EU Data Regulation.
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Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm: Replacement Boulder Clearance Vessel

Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited will replace the current boulder clearance vessel Sartor with the Sar Fame (C6UL5) week commencing 28th June 2021, at the earliest to undertake remaining seabed preparation works within the Wind Farm Area.

Mariners are advised that Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited (NnGOWL) are due to replace the current boulder clearance vessel Sartor. The Sartor will be replaced by the Sar Fame (C6UL5) week commencing 28th June 2021, at the earliest. The Sar Fame (C6UL5) will undertake the remaining seabed preparation works within the Wind Farm Area.

 

The Sar Fame (C6UL5), will carry out the remaining boulder relocation operations in preparation for installation of the inter array cables in the Wind Farm Area. The Sar Fame will be undertaking boulder relocation using a Subsea Multi-Tool Remotely Operated Vehicle with a grab.

 

Relocation of boulders in areas of inter array cable infrastructure is a critical pre-construction activity to reduce significant Health and Safety risks to the construction phase. Boulders will be relocated a short distance from their existing position only. Boulder relocation activities will take place within the Wind Farm Area in Figure 1.

 

Area of Operations

 

Mariners are advised that the Sar Fame will be mobilised to work within the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Wind Farm Area. The Wind Farm Area coordinates are provided in the table below. The remaining works are expected to last approximately four months, weather dependent.

 

Vessels are requested to remain at least 500 metres away from the work vessel.

 

 

LONGITUDE (DD.MM.MMM)

LATITUDE (DD.MM.MMM)

WIND FARM AREA

 

002° 09.898' W

56° 15.271' N

002° 09.255' W

56° 12.721' N

002° 13.998' W

56° 12.752' N

002° 16.293' W

56° 12.766' N

002° 19.628' W

56° 15.479' N

002° 20.055' W

56° 15.827' N

002° 20.232' W

56° 17.430' N

002° 17.826' W

56° 19.752' N

002° 16.518' W

56° 20.312' N

002° 14.910' W

56° 20.171' N

 

Schedule

 

The boulder relocation works commenced on the 2nd April 2021. The remaining boulder clearance works are expected to last approximately 4 months, until 30th September 2021, weather dependent.  It is currently anticipated that, weather permitting, construction works will be carried out on a continuous basis (i.e. 24-hour working, seven days a week) unless notified otherwise.

 

For updates on the progress of the works, information will be provided in the Weekly Notice of Operations available on the NnG project website here https://nngoffshorewind.com/resources/.

 

Vessels Associated with the Activity

 

Please be aware that by virtue of its mode of operation and the equipment deployed, the Sar Fame will at times be Restricted in its Ability to Manoeuvre as defined under COLREGS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, Rule 3). Masters of vessels are therefore requested to maintain their vessels and gears at a minimum safe distance from the Sar Fame of 500 metres when it is undertaking its work and showing the appropriate shapes and lights.

 

Vessel name:

Sar Fame

Vessel role:

Boulder Relocation

Call sign:

C6UL5

Maritime Mobile Service Identity:

311947000

On board contact:

Contact name: Vessel Master

Email: fame.captain@hvessel.com 

Phone: +47 482 83 728

Onshore representative:

Contact name: 24 hr Duty Officer

Phone: +44 (0) 7779 295 694

 

Vessel name:

Seagull

Vessel role:

Guard Vessel

Call sign:

MVBO2

Maritime Mobile Service Identity:

311947000

On board contact:

Contact name: Vessel Master

Email: seagullbf74@gmail.com

Phone: +44 (0) 1261 878040 / +44 (0) 7895 919100

 

Vessel name:

Artemis

Vessel role:

Guard Vessel

Call sign:

MVIX5

On board contact:

Contact name: Vessel Master

Email: concordebf47@aol.com

Phone: +44 (0) 7949 663790 / +44 (0) 1261 455461

 

Vessel name:

Tranquillity S

Vessel role:

Guard Vessel

Call sign:

MJUH9

On board contact:

Contact name: Vessel Master

Email: spousekeil@yahoo.com  

Phone: +44 (0) 1346 454758

 

Port of Operation

 

The Sar Fame will mobilise from Montrose, UK.  The vessel will undertake crew changes from Leith and Dundee, UK.

 

Adverse weather conditions

 

Upon adverse weather conditions, if the Sar Fame is not able to hold on position, she will seek shelter within the Firth of Forth or return to Port.

 

General Safety Advice

 

Construction activities are ongoing within the boundaries of the Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm.  Mariners are advised to refer to the NnG Weekly Notice of Operations where up to date information regarding activities on site is broadcast. A copy of this notice and the Weekly Notice of Operations can also be found at https://nngoffshorewind.com/resources/.

 

Marine Coordination Contact Details

 

The following contact can provide more information if required. Please note that specific queries can also be addressed to the relevant vessel or shore based representative.

 

Telephone number

(daytime):

+44 (0) 1890 751415 (use Emergency contact only until further notice)

Emergency contact (24/7):

+44 (0) 7508 421406

Email:

nng.mc@smchse.com

Address:

NnG Offshore Wind Farm Marine Coordination Centre, Gunsgreen Basin, Eyemouth,

TD14 5SD

 

Fisheries Liaison

 

Fisheries liaison associated with the activity will be co-ordinated by Natural Power. For any commercial fishery queries please contact the NnG company Fisheries Liaison Officer (CFLO) Peter Berney, telephone: +44 (0)7391 402387 or email: NnG.FLO@naturalpower.com.  An Offshore Fisheries Liaison Officer (OFLO) will be present on the Sar Fame and can be contacted via VHF Channel 16.

 

Distribution List

 

A central list of recipients is maintained by the company Fisheries Liaison Officer; if you are not the appropriate recipient of these notices, or do not wish to receive the notices in the future, please contact us at NnG.FLO@naturalpower.com. A copy of this notice can also be found at https://nngoffshorewind.com/.   

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Construction of Wind Farm (Neart na Gaoithe)

Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited (NnGOWL) will commence construction work for Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm, from the 9th August 2020, with the start of casing and pile installation operations on the wind farm site.

NnGOWL is developing the NnG Offshore Wind Farm, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB, which is located in the outer Firth of Forth, Scotland. The NnG wind farm area is 15 km east off Fife Ness and 29 km from the East Lothian coastline and covers an area of 105 km2

The wind farm consists of 54 no. wind turbines (WTGs) and 2 no. Offshore Substation Platforms (OSPs), with a total capacity of approximately 45 0MW. Water depths across the offshore wind farm area generally range from 40 to 60 m below LAT. The generated power will be transmitted to the grid via two subsea export cable circuits which will reach landfall at Thorntonloch Beach, East Lothian, Scotland. Specific details and location of activities within the Wind Farm Area and Export Cable Corridor will be provided via subsequent notices as work progresses.

 

Buoyage

 

Five special markers are now in position:

 

Name Location

SP 1 - Special Mark - Fl Y 5s light character

56°18.180'N 02°12.075'W

SP 2 - Special Mark - Fl Y 5s light character

56°15.643'N 02°09.329'W

SP 3 - Special Mark - Fl Y 5s light character

56°12.294'N 02°15.796'W

SP 4 - Special Mark - Fl Y 5s light character

56°14.038'N 02°18.975'W

SP 5 - Special Mark - Fl Y 5s light character

56°18.924'N 02°18.951'W

 

Four cardinal buoys are due to be deployed the week commencing 16th March. Planned deployment locations

 

Name Location

NNG - North Cardinal - Quick (Q) white light character

56°20.425'N 02°14.617'W

NNG - East Cardinal - Q (3) 10 s white light character

56°14.329'N 02°08.558'W

NNG - South Cardinal - Q (6) + Long (L) FL 15 s white light character

56°12.294'N 02°09.760'W

NNG - West Cardinal - Q (9) 15 s white light character

56°17.057'N 02°21.084'W

 

A steel chain will be connected to each marker buoy, and the chain will be present through the water column, connected to an anchor placed on the seabed.

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Survey - Yellow North & South Offshore Wind Farm - Eastern Irish Sea

Geophysical, geotechnical and environmental (benthic) survey of the proposed Yellow North and South Offshore Wind Farm - Using vessel Ocean Resolution call sign : 3EIPG. This survey is ongoing and can be expected to run into September

The survey involves the use of 2DUHR (sparker) equipment, Sub-bottom Profiler (SBP), Sidescan Sonar (SSS) and Magnetometer equipment, some of which will be towed approximately 150 m astern of the vessel, during July and August. Drop-down camera and grab samples will be collected at approximately 90 locations during this period and into August/September and Cone Penetration Tests (CPTs) will be undertaken at up to approximately 40 locations during September.

 

The survey will cover the main offshore array areas, plus 3km buffer, with initial 2km line spacing (later infilled to potentially 250m spacing at some locations). The survey vessels will start in the northern polygon initially to acquire a coarse grid of data across the site, before returning to infill where required. Sparker tests will be run to begin with in discrete areas.

 

All vessels are requested to maintain a safe distance (1nm) from the survey vessel Ocean Resolution at all times. Vessels will display appropriate shapes and lights when surveying.

 

Outline Programme of works

Activity Start Date End Date
Geophysical Survey (inclusive of towed gear) 01/07/21 31/08/21
Dtop-down camera and grab sampling 12/07/21 30/09/21
Cone Penetration Tests (CPTs) 01/09/21 30/09/21

 

 

An Offshore Fisheries Liaison Officer (OFLO) will be present aboard the survey vessel – see details below. Any at sea, operational issues should be directed towards the OFLO in the first instance.

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Survey - Shetland HVDC Link/001

NKT, on behalf of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission), will be undertaking a geophysical survey of the Shetland HDVC link cable route between Noss Head north of Wick and Weisdale Voe in Shetland. Activities ongoing 27/05/21 - 15/08/21.

The survey will be conducted using the Noordhoek Pathfinder and will involve the use of Multibeam Echosounder (MBES), Sidescan Sonar (SSS), Sub-Bottom profiler (SBP), Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), and Magnetometer equipment, some of which will be towed sub-surface astern of the vessel. The Survey is being undertaken to enable the refinement of the cable route and the optimisation of trenching.

 

The extent of the planned survey is -/+100m either side of the route centreline detailed in this notice.

 

When using towed equipment, the total run-in length for Noordhoek Pathfinder is a minimum of 1200 m with a minimum turn radius of 320 m. As such, the vessel may at times be required to operate outwith the 200m wide survey area to facilitate survey line changes.

 

All vessels are required to comply with the COLREGS, especially rules 16 and 18 as the survey vessel will be restricted in her

ability to manoeuvre.

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27BC Barge Move to Leman 49/27B

27BC Barge is due to be towed to Leman 27B, UKCS Block 49/27 from Vlissingen, Netherlands on Wednesday 7th July, with an estimated arrival date of 10th July. Navigational aids on 27BC Barge will not be live at this point. Further detail in description

Please be advised that the 27BC Barge is due to be towed to Leman 27B, UKCS Block 49/27. The Barge will depart from Vlissingen, Netherlands on Wednesday 7th July, the tow will take 2 – 3 days,  with an estimated arrival date of 10th July.

 

Vlissingen, Netherlands - Lat: 51° 27.32’ N           Long: 03° 40.33’ E

Leman 49/27B -  Lat: 53° 03' 02.907"N                   Long: 02° 17' 03.382"E

 

 

The 27BC barge will become the new Leman 27BC jacket and it will be towed with no independent ‘project nav-aid’ systems in place. It will be hooked up to the current Leman 27B nav-aid system once the interface operations are complete.It is anticipated that the interface operations may take up to 21 days to complete. Therefore, the Leman 27BC jacket will be ‘blacked out’ with no nav aid system in place for the first 21 days of deployment, however commissioning time will be kept to the minimum necessary period.During this period the existing nav aid systemon the 27BP, BT and BD platforms will remain fully functional during all new nav aid preparatory works until such time as the new nav aids are ready to be commissioned. This notice will remain live until the BC nav aids have been fully commissioned.

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Export Cable Survey - Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

Please be advised that survey operations are due to be undertaken in the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm export cable corridor.

Mariners are advised that the Precision 1 will be undertaking survey operations within the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm export cable route from the 10th July 2021.

 

Vessel Name Type Call Sign MMSI IMO Operating Port Commence Date
Precision 1 Survey Vessel 2fCD2 235089165 N/A Hull 10/07/2021

 

Operating within the Triton Knoll Windfarm Export Cable Route. The vessel will be towing survey equipment therefore it is requested that all vessels operating within this area maintain at least 500m distance from the vessel and pass at minimum speed to reduce vessel wash. 

 

The Precision 1 can be contacted via VHF radio channel 16.

 

For further information: Lee Cornwall, Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, Tel: +44 (0) 7384 807293, email: l.cornwell@tritonknoll.co.uk

Triton Knoll Marine Coordination Centre, Mob Tel: +44 (0) 7384 807528, Tel: 0045 8213 6219, Email: tkmcc@smchse.com

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Rig - Valaris 120

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Rig - Deepsea Atlantic

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Rig - Transocean Endurance

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Valaris 92

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm: Completion of Marker Buoy Installation

Mariners are advised that the marker buoy has successfully been deployed within the boundaries of the Neart na Gaoithe wind farm to mark the hazard identified in Notice to Mariners 149, issued on the 08/06/2021.

Mariners are advised that the marker buoy has successfully been deployed within the boundaries of the Neart na  Gaoithe wind farm to mark the hazard identified in Notice to Mariners 149, issued on the 08/06/2021.  The coordinates of the marker buoy are shown in Table.

 

Marker Buoy Coordinates (WGS84) 
Longitude (DDM) Latitude (DDM) 
002° 12.949' W 56° 18.190' N 

 

Schedule  

The marker buoy will be in position until the hazard has been recovered.   For updates on the progress of the works, information will be provided in the Weekly Notice of Operations available on  the NnG project website here https://nngoffshorewind.com/resources/.

 

Vessels Associated with the Activity 

Two guard vessels are currently on site supporting the Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm construction. The guard  vessel will be two of the below, which can be contacted as follows, if required: 

 

Vessel name:  Seagull 
Vessel role:  Guard Vessel 
Call sign:  MVBO2 
On board contact:  Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: seagullbf74@gmail.com  Phone: +44 (0) 1261 878040 / +44 (0) 7895 919100

 

Vessel name: Artemis
Vessel role: Guard Vessel
Call sign: MVIX5
On board contact: Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: concordebf47@aol.com  Phone: +44 (0) 7949 663790 / +44 (0) 1261 455461 

 

Vessel name: Tranquillity S
Vessel role: Guard Vessel
Call sign: MJUH9
On board contact: Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: spousekeil@yahoo.com    Phone: +44 (0) 1346 454758 

 

General Safety Advice

Construction activities are ongoing within the boundaries of the Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm.  Mariners are  advised to refer to the NnG Weekly Notice of Operations where up to date information regarding activities on site is  broadcast. A copy of this notice and the Weekly Notice of Operations can also be found at  https://nngoffshorewind.com/resources/ 

 

Marine Coordination Contact Details

 

The following contact can provide more information if required. Please note that specific queries can also be addressed  to the relevant vessel or shore based representative.

 

Telephone number  (daytime):  +44 (0) 1890 751415 (use Emergency contact only until further notice)
Emergency contact (24/7):  +44 (0) 7508 421406
Email:  nng.mc@smchse.com 
Address: NnG Offshore Wind Farm Marine Coordination Centre, Gunsgreen Basin, Eyemouth,  TD14 5SD 

 

Fisheries Liaison

Fisheries liaison associated with the activity will be co-ordinated by Natural Power. For any commercial fishery queries  please contact the NnG company Fisheries Liaison Officer (CFLO) Peter Berney, telephone: +44 (0)7391 402387 or email:  NnG.FLO@naturalpower.com. Offshore Fisheries Liaison Officers (OFLO) will be present on each construction vessel and  can be contacted via VHF Channel 16.

 

Distribution List 

A central list of recipients is maintained by the company Fisheries Liaison Officer; if you are not the appropriate recipient  of these notices, or do not wish to receive the notices in the future, please contact us at NnG.FLO@naturalpower.com.  A copy of this notice can also be found at https://nngoffshorewind.com/  

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Dropped Concrete Anchor Block - Viking Link Interconnector Project

The object dropped was a concrete anchor block measuring approximately 1m x 1m x 1.2m with a deployment line / rope. Side Scan survey to be deployed, diver intervention to rig up and removal via support vessel as the final step.

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Havhingsten Cable Project - North Sea

Prior to rock placement there is a maximum of 50m of cable surface laid at each of the 4 crossings. It is advised that extra care is taken when vessels are operating near these areas and that no vessel should trawl within 250m from.

Please be advised that, installation of the Havhingsten fibre optic telecommunication cable system is complete outside of 12nm within the North Sea and at the Seaton Sluice landing. The Whitley Bay stub works are scheduled for March 2021.

 

The supplier of the Havhingsten cable is Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN). Intertek are the environmental and permitting consultants.

 

The entire cable system will comprise marine elements that pass from Denmark to the UK (NE region); from the UK (NW) to the Republic of Ireland; with two segments being installed into landfalls on the Isle of Man. 

 

The cable route in the NE region is shown below. Landfall was made at Seaton Sluice.

 

Installation was via industry standard burial tools including water jetting and ploughing. Cable burial has been performed to a target of 2m.

 

The Havhingsten cable crosses 4 pipelines within the UK North Sea, which will require external rock protection. Post-rock installation is now expected in March 2021. The cable crossings start at approximately 72km offshore and beyond.

 

Prior to rock placement there is a maximum of 50m of cable surface laid with Uraduct protection at each of the 4 crossings. Coordinates of the crossings are provided in the table below. It is advised that extra care is taken when vessels are operating near these areas and that no vessel should trawl within 250m from the listed coordinates.

Crossing

Approximate distance offshore (km)

Latitude

Longitude

CATS

72

55°15.8028’ N

000°21.9318’ W

Norpipe

113

55° 19.1679’ N

000° 16.0266’ E

Sleipner to Easington

140

55° 22.3375’ N

000° 40.9323’ E

Shearwater to Bacton

198

55° 30.7194’ N

001° 34.1236’ E

 

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Cable Fault - BritNed HVDC Cable

The second cable repair is completed, but possible exposed cable remains a hazard. Consequently, the safety zone is still in operation.

Following 2 recent faults (caused by impact damage) in the same area and subsequent repairs to the BritNed HVDC Interconnector, the latest completed on 07/06/21, the repaired section although trenched, is still in the process of natural backfill and areas of exposure remain. A guard vessel (currently M/V FORTUNA) remains on site. 

 

We wish to remind ship’s captains of the presence of subsea cables and request that extra caution is exercised when operating near charted cables in order to avoid any incident. Due to changing seabed conditions it should not be assumed that all cables are buried.

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Hazard Anchor Chain Approx 25m - Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm

Mariners are advised that during boulder clearance works, the Sartor has discovered a seabed hazard within the boundaries of the offshore wind farm. The hazard has been identified as an anchor chain, with approximately 25m visible on the seabed surface.

A 50-metre exclusion zone is advised around the anchor chain for safety reasons.  

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Seabed hazards following removal of Banff FPSO anchors & moorings

A series of deep, steep sided trenches at mooring line touchdown points and areas of disturbed seabed with clay boulders at the anchor locations, caused during recovery of the anchors. Moorings and anchors have been removed, leaving the seabed features.

10 mooring line trenches, varying in length from 70m to 180m; up to 8 metres wide and up to 9 metres deep. These trenches are steep-sided (in many cases vertical, cut into the clay seabed).

10 anchor scars, consisting of shallow trenches (20-90 metres long), shallow-sided depressions (less than 2 metres deep) but with areas of significantly disturbed seabed, including clay boulders up to 3 metres in size.

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Gwynt y Môr Cable Repairs

Briggs Marine Contractors (BMC) were contracted by Gwynt-Y-Mor OFTO to undertake a repair to the SSEC3 export cable due to a power core fault. The main works are completed. A small loop of cable remains unburied and raised above the seabed by approx. 2m

A north cardinal buoy is now in position 75m north of the cable loop on the following location and display a very quick flashing white light.

The marker buoy will remain in position until July 2022 when cable replacement works are planned to be completed by.

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Danger to Fishing - Claymore Scapa Template

Fishing activity has been observed within a 500m Safety zone at Claymore Scapa template.

Note fishing has been observed over subsea infrastructure including 40m L x 35m W x 11H Template structure that is within a 500m Safety zone.

 

The safety zone is to protect all parties and is a legally restricted area that can only be entered under Special Circumstances;

             1. To attempt to save a life or property,

             2. Owing to bad weather ,

             3. When in distress.

All vessels including fishing vessels must not fish within or transit over the 500m safety zone.

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Snagging Hazards - Decommissioned Murchison jacket footings - Fishing Advisory Zone

600m x 600m box covering the remaining jacket footings post-decommissioning. Area inside this region will NOT be verified by overtrawl survey.

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Well Guideposts - Schiehallion Loyal Field

The LW17 well within the Schiehallion Loyal field has been left with 4 Guideposts attached to the structure which extend approx. 7.5m above seabed. The well is within the Loyal 500m safety zone but the guideposts will pose a significant hazard to fishing.

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Fishing Hazard - Dons Fields Decommissioning Works

The Northern Producer FPF has been removed from it’s moorings and towed to port for decommissioning but the subsea assets within the Northern Producer FPF 500m zone will remain in place on the seabed and could pose a snag hazard to fishermen

The Northern Producer FPF has been removed from it’s moorings and towed to port for decommissioning but the subsea assets within the Northern Producer FPF 500m zone will remain in place on the seabed and could pose a snag hazard to fishermen therefore the Thistle Alpha Platform ERRV will act as a guard vessel until the 500m zone clearance is performed in 2022.

 

This includes the 8 No Risers draped over the Mid Water Arch (MWA), the MWA Clumpweight Guide Frame, the Riser Base Structure (RBS) and the surface laid pipelines / Umbilicals.  The MWA will remain in the water column at a depth of 112m and will remain tethered to the seabed via the clumpweight guide frame. The risers will remain draped over the MWA with one end on the seabed and the other end will remain connected to the RBS so that they remain stable. The existing stabilisation mattresses will remain in place over the surface laid pipelines/umbilicals.

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Dropped steel cage/basket (West of Shetland)

A steel cage has been dropped from a fishing vessel following snagging and partial recovery. The cage is metal in construction and appears to be from the oil & gas industry. Dimensions: 1.7m x 1.7m x 1.6m (height). Weight: 132kg (in water); 575kg (in air)

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NW Schooner Subsea Well - Missing Debris Cap

The Debris Cap for the NW Schooner subsea well has been identified as missing, leaving the wellhead more vulnerable to snagging on fishing nets. The Debris Cap is 4.5m x 3.9m x 1.4m and approx 3.5 tonnes, whilst the wellhead stands 6m off the seabed.

The approximate dimensions of the Debris Cap is 4.5m x 3.9m x 1.4m with a weight of approximately 3.5 tonnes. It is not known whether the Debris Cap is lying within a 500m zone of the well. A 200m x 200m area centred on the well has been searched, with no sight of it. Therefore the exact location of the Debris Cap is unknown. The loss of the Debris Cap leaves the NW Schooner wellhead more vulnerable to snagging from trawler/fishing nets. The approximate size of the tree with over trawl legs deployed is 7.8m x 7.8m x 6m high.

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Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm - Confirmed UXO Targets

Mariners are advised that two UXO targets have been confirmed within the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Array.

Please be advised that two UXO targets have been confirmed within the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Array.

 

Mariners are advised that the two confirmed targets are located within 20 metres water depth (LAT) and a 10 metre radius exclusion zone is required around each target.  The following table provides the coordinates and a description for each target.

 

Description of Target Latitude Longitude

Water Depth

(LAT) Metres

Required Exclusion

Zone (Metres Radius)

Archaeological - The item is thought to be an air-delivered bomb.  It appears to be in a stable condition and is resting on the seabed.  Marine growth and concretion cover the body, indicating it has been in situ for a significant duration. The tail section of the bomb is missing, which is typical of unexploded bombs from WWII found in these circumstances and there is a significant hole in the case. The dimensions and characteristics gathered are consistent with a 500kg German bomb. Considering the state of the bomb the Net Explosive Quantity of the bomb is likely to be <5kg. 53°31'50.249"N 00°47'45.908"E 20 10
Archaeological - The item is thought to be an air-delivered bomb.  It appears to be in a stable condition and is resting on the seabed.  Marine growth and concretion cover the body, indicating it has been in situ for a significant duration. The tail section of the bomb is missing, which is typical of unexploded bombs from WWII found in these circumstances and there is a significant hole in the case. The dimensions and characteristics gathered are consistent with a 500kg German bomb. Considering the state of the bomb the Net Explosive Quantity of the bomb is likely to be <5kg. 53°31'49.895"N 00°47'45.115"E 20 10

 

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Snagging hazard - Near Well 3/03-12

Unidentified snagging hazard at, or close to, the location of well 3/03-12.

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Suspended Wellhead : Affleck 30/19-1

Suspended wellhead structure on seabed.

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Boulders Deposited within the Brighton MCZ (UPDATE)

It has been reported that on the 23 and 25 February 2021, the Greenpeace vessel 'Esperanza' has deposited a number of boulders within the Brighton Offshore Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). Estimated weigh ~3 tonnes each.

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Exposed Cables - Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Update from most recent subsea survey. There is evidence of sections of cable exposure in ten areas over seven cable routes of the Galloper windfarm. Locations noted below

 

Area Start  Stop
D1J - E2J 51°48.489'N 002°02.339'E 51°48.489'N 002°02.341'E 
E3H - E4H 51°55.322'N 002°01.231'E 51°55.322'N 002°01.224'E
E4H - E5H 51°54.568'N 002°01.180'E 51°54.565'N 002°01.176'E
OSP - D3A 51°57.151'N 002°01.879'E 51°57.127'N 002°01.876'E
OSP - F3C 51°57.455'N 002°02.816'E 51°57.472'N 002°02.141'E
OSP - F3C 51°57.508'N 002°02.564'E 51°57.513'N 002°02.587'E
OSP - F4E 51°57.100'N 002°02.148'E 51°57.100'N 002°02.150'E
OSP - F4E 51°57.101'N 002°02.462'E 51°57.101'N 002°02.462'E
OSP - F6G 51°56.400'N 002°01.586'E 51°56.399'N 002°01.587'E
OSP - F6G 51°56.369'N 002°02.200'E 51°56.369'N 002°02.200'E

 

There is no cable exposure evident in the South Field of the windfarm.

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Pile Installation - Penguins Field

A number of items will be left installed/wet stored on the seabed around the Penguins Field. Pile Fast Frame (together with pile stick-up) 8 x piles (completed with multiple clay protrusions/blocks) 9 x chains (210m long, 177mm diameter).

Details of Seabed - West Cluster

Pile No Location Clay plugs at pile location
1 61°35.020'N    01°31.070'E  1.30m height x 2.5 dia.
2 61°34.990'N    01°31.070'E 2.00m height x 2.5 dia.
3 61°35.020'N    01°31.060'E 1.50m height x 2.5 dia.
4 61°35.050'N    01°31.070'E 1.50m height x 2.5 dia.

Note: 210m of 177mm dia. chain has been laid on seabed at each location towards the FPSO centre.

 

Details of Seabed - North East Cluster

Pile No Location Clay plugs at pile location
5 61°35.550'N    01°33.430'E 1.30m height x 2.5 dia.
6 61°35.540'N    01°33.470'E 2.00m height x 2.5 dia.
7 61°35.520'N    01°33.510'E 1.50m height x 2.5 dia.
8 61°35.510'N    01°33.550'E 1.50m height x 2.5 dia.

Note: 210m of 177mm dia. chain has been laid on seabed at each location towards the FPSO centre.

 

Details of Seabed - Southern Cluster

Pile No Location Comments
9 61°34.450'N    01°33.500'E

Fast frame is currently located at pile location 9 (11.85m x 11.70m x 30m

Note: 30m pile is installed in this fast frame

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Leadon Area – Possible Trawl Hazards

Six small structures (approx. 0.5m high x 1.5m long and 0.6m across) were located on the top of the disused Leadon Bundles in UKCS Block 9/14. These small structures are located at the points listed.

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Topsides and Jacket Removal - Brent Alpha Platform

Brent Alpha Platform (topsides and jacket) have been removed. The Jacket footings protrude 55.24m metres above the seabed. There is no longer a Safety Zone around the Brent Alpha remaining structure.

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Ninian North jacket

Top of Ninian North jacket 6m above sea level - no navaids or lights

The topsides has been removed from the Ninian North installation, leaving the jacket structure still in place. The top of the structure is approximately 6 metres above sea level. With the removal of the topsides, the remaining jacket structure is unlit and is not fitted with any navaids; cardinal buoys are located to the East & West.

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Dropped Anchor - Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm

The original anchor consisting of approximately 350kg of scrap chain at the previously as laid position:53°28.615 N 003°30.192 W could not be recovered and remains on the sea bed.

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Exposed Cable - Tampnet Fibre Optic Cable - Penguins (UK) - Snorre A (NOR)

Please be advised that the installation of the Tampnet fibre optic cable is still ongoing and that there is currently approximately 4.5km of EXPOSED CABLE on the seabed. We advise all seafarers and fishermen to keep clear of using any bottom equipment.

Please be advised that the installation of the Tampnet fibre optic cable is still ongoing and that there is currently approximately 4.5km of EXPOSED CABLE on the seabed as per attached drawing. We advise all seafarers and fishermen to keep clear of using any bottom equipment that might interact and damage the cable in vincinity of the route. We are also broadcasting and raising awareness from land and nearby guard vessels to all fishermen approaching the cable route. The installation is expected to be ongoing until mid September. 

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Exposed Pipelines - Scott Field

Pipelines in CNOOC’s Scott field have experienced upheaval bucking. As a result, in three locations, pipelines are now exposed and present a significant snagging hazard. Sea users are strongly advised to avoid these locations.

Detailed below, to avoid hazardous interaction with these sections of exposed pipeline, pending the execution of mitigation works.

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Dropped Object - Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm

Noise monitoring frame(steel 1m3 frame approx. 40kg), hydrophone,riser buoy,clumped(100kg chain clump weight) & 50m Dyneema riser line(dia.~25 mm)remain after the riser line was severed below the surface buoy.Surface marker buoy and pellet buoy recovered.

The riser line was severed below the surface buoy and it has not been possible to recover the items. Investigations as to the cause of the loss are ongoing.

 

Possible risk of entanglement from remaining riser line.

 

The SONAR imagery acquired during the recovery attempt indicated the riser line (the main aspect of concern) to be still attached to the anchor weight and suspended in the lower part of the water column. Given the elapsed time, the line will be fully saturated and neutrally buoyant and fully submerged. It is anticipated that the action of tidal currents on the line will cause it to knock down and eventually become entangled in the frame and other gear. Whilst it has not been confirmed, it is unlikely that the line would remain close to the surface.

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Dropped Boulders (~3 tonnes each)

In addition to the reported 15x boulder positions from 21 September, we have been informed of a further 19x boulders that have been dropped from the vessel 'Esperanza' in the Dogger Bank area. It is estimated these may be laying ~1m above the seabed.

These boulders have seemingly been deployed in groups at different times, with notification via the UKHO.

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Pipeline Span - Dunbar to Alwyn: PL1043

Significant free-spans have been identified along the PL1043 Dunbar to Alwyn pipeline

Significant free-spans have been identified along the PL1043 Dunbar to Alwyn pipeline : Please exercise caution in these areas

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Plugged and Abandoned Well : Sween

Sween UKCS 3/30 : Abandoned Wellhead (3/30-7)

No overtrawlability trial done yet, rough ground may be experienced.

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MacCulloch Area – Location of Donan (Dumbaton/GP3) Gas Export Tie-In Skid

Post decommissioning of the MacCulloch FPSO / Field in UKCS Block 15/24, a Guard Vessel is no longer in position at the location of the Tie-In Skid at MacCulloch 

After the decommissioning of the MacCulloch FPSO / Field in UKCS Block 15/24, a Guard Vessel is no longer in position. 

 

The Donan (Dumbarton) Field, located in UKCS Block 15/20, has an out of use Gas Export pipeline (PL2324) which is still connected to a Tie-In Skid located within the previous MacCulloch subsea 500m zone. 

 

Please be aware that this subsea Tie-In Skid remains in place at this location.  The structure has been notified and recorded on the NDR / FishSafe websites since 2006/07, but has been previously monitored by the guard vessel.

 

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Plugged and Abandoned Well : Balvenie

Balvenie UKCS 3/14: Abandoned Wellhead (3/14d-18)

No overtrawlability trial done yet, rough ground may be experienced.

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Plugged and Abandoned Well : Alwyn South

Alwyn South UKCS 3/9 : Abandoned Wellhead (3/9a-11)

No overtrawlability trial done yet, rough ground may be experienced.

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Survey - Debris Clearance at Mimas MN (Ref: 1266)

A 1 Day Debris Clearance at Mimas MN Survey From 5th July 2021 until 31st August 2021 using vessel Polar Onyx call sign: LAQD7.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Sulmara Subsea Limited

Polar Onyx

LAQD7

N/A

05/07/2021 - 31/08/2021

For 1 Day

48

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Nearshore Geophysical Survey - Irish Sea - Gas Interconnector Pipelines

Nearshore Geohphysical survey of the Gas Interconnector Pipelines between Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland. The Survey vessel MV Titan Discovery will be conducted over July & August 2021.

The survey vessel, MV Titan Discovery will be conducting a detailed Multibeam Echosounder (MBES), Sidescan sonar and Sub Bottom Profiler inspection of the natural gas assets; IC1, IC2 and the Isle of Man Spur. The pipelines cross the Irish Sea with landfalls in; Scotland (Kirkcudbright), Isle of Man (Glen Moar) and Ireland (Loughshinny/Gormanston).

 

The survey will be conducted over July and August 2021, weather dependant, and is anticipated to start in Scotland and finish in Ireland, with the Isle of Man in the middle. The Titan Discovery will be displaying the relevant IRPCS day shapes and night lights and will be restricted in their ability to manoeuvre. Towed gear will be operated from the vessel with an approximate tow length of around 40-50m. An exclusion zone of 200m is requested.  2HCR3

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Decommissioning Activities – Hydrocarbon Free Activities on the Galahad Installation

Planned HCF works are due to commence on the Galahad (UKCS 48/12BA)

The Jack up Barge HAEVA is located at the Galahad Installation, where it will commence HCF operations.

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Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm

Sheringham Shoal TP upgrade works from 16th July 2021 for approximately 6 weeks Sheringham Shoal Windfarm will be having Transition Piece (TP) modifications/upgrades to all 88 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG). Using the Vessel Olympic Artemis call sign:LAFV8

Please be aware that from 16th July 2021 for approximately 6 weeks Sheringham Shoal Windfarm will be having Transition Piece (TP) modifications/upgrades to all 88 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG).  The Vessel Olympic Artemis will be in field providing 24hour support during this time. Vessel will be displaying correct Colors (darkness)and Shapes (daylight).  Please navigate with extreme care during this period maintaining a safe distance, particularly in poor visibility and during the hours of darkness. Vessels will be monitoring VHF CH 16 at all times.

 

These operations will also be supported with the addition of 2 Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV’s).

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Exposed and Shallow Buried Cable - Walney 1 Export Cable

The last High-Resolution Multibeam Echosounder and Side Scan Sonar of the Walney 1 & Walney 2 Export Cables have identified sections of the cable that are shallow buried and in some areas slightly exposed.Particularly the area of Morecambe Flats (KP 14.5)

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Site Survey - Block 41/5

Site Survey in block 41/5, including 2D seismic, geophysical (SSS + MBES), grap sampling and shallow geotechnical (vibro-core + CPT). Mobilisation scheduled for August 5th. Expected duration: 11 days.

Site Survey in block 41/5, including 2D seismic, geophysical (SSS + MBES), grap sampling and shallow geotechnical (vibro-core + CPT). Mobilisation scheduled for August 5th. Expected duration: 11 days.

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Export Cable Nearshore Survey - Dogger Bank C

A geophysical survey of the Dogger Bank C Export Cable landfall area, involving towed equipment up to 200m behind the vessel Marshall Art call Sign: 2EMY5 from 12th July 2021-31st August 2021.The towed equipment will be submerged with no surface markings

The survey vessel Marshall Art will be undertaking geophysical survey works of the Dogger Bank C Export Cable landfall area, involving towed equipment up to 200m behind the vessel. The towed equipment will be submerged with no surface markings.

 

During the operations the vessel will be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre and will display the appropriate day shapes and lights. Passing vessels are requested to maintain a minimum 500m safety distance from Marshall Art during operations, reducing speed to minimise wake disturbance.

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Exposed Pipe - Installation of temporary marker buoy (as laid position)

A Yellow Special Mark has been installed marking an exposed pipe

A temporary marker buoy has been positioned at the North of the end of the exposed duct (the highest point above sea level). The exposed duct protrudes approximately 20m from the seabed. The highest point is approximately 2.4m above seabed level or 6.5m below surface at LAT.

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Survey - PGS21002ESP Site Survey (Ref: 1260)

A 5 Day Site Survey From 5th July 2021 until 15th July 2021 using vessels: Ramform Vanguard call sign: C6TU8 & M/V Thor Frigg call sign: C6BI5.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

PGS Exploration UK Ltd

Ramform Vanguard

C6TU8

Thor Frigg

C6BI5

1250m

30m

05/07/2021 - 15/07/2021

For 5 Days

8

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Survey - Gannet E04 rig site survey (Ref: 1268)

A 7 Day rig site and environmental survey at Gannet 04 rig site from 25th July 2021 until 30th September 2021 using vessel: Fugro Galaxy call sign: C6YY4

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro GB (North) Marine Limited

Fugro Galaxy

C6YY4

1300m

3m

30/06/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 5 Days

21

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Survey - Schiehallion Foinaven Environmental (Ref: 1255)

A 5 Day Area Survey for Schiehallion Foinhaven from 30th June 2021 until 30th September 2021 using vessel: Ocean Geograph call sign: 3FXF3

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Gardline

Ocean Geograph

3FXF3

 

30/06/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 5 Days

204

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Survey - Shallow Drilling operations within Cambo Field (Ref: 1264)

A 22 Day Site Survey within Cambo Field from 27th July 2021 until 3rd September 2021 using vessels: Fugro Scout call sign: 3FYP4.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro GB Marine Limited

Fugro Scout

3FYP4

7200m

27/07/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 22 Days

204

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Survey - Evelyn to Triton Umbilical Route (Ref: 1267)

A 1 Day Evelyn to Triton Umbilical Route from 25th July 2021 until 30th November 2021 using vessels: Fugro Galaxy call sign: C6YY4

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro GB (North) Marine Limited

Fugro Galaxy

C6YY4

N/A

25/07/2021 - 30/11/2021

For 1 Day

21

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Survey - Saturn ND, Tethys TN, Kelvin TM (Ref: 1263)

A 3 Day Debris clearance & Bathymetry surveys of the Saturn ND, Tethys TN and Kelvin TM, locations in the SNS. From 17th July 2021 until 31st August 2021 using vessels: MV Fugro Galaxy call sign: C6YY4

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro (GB North) Marine Limited

MV Fugro Galaxy

C6YY4

7200m

17/07/2021 - 31/08/2021

For 3 Days

48,49,44

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Survey - Devils Hole - NP21DHH3DS (Ref: 1262)

A 70 Day Site Survey From 19th July 2021 until 31st October 2021 using vessels: Akademik Primakov call sign: UBCQ4

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

TGS Geophysical Company (UK) Limited

Akademik Primakov

UBCQ4

7200m

19/07/2021 - 31/10/2021

For 70 Days

19,20,21,26,27,28

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Dropped Object - Outrigger Arm

The dropped outrigger arm is 2.5m x 0.2m x 0.15m and is made of Aluminium and Wood. The risks are low due to the water depth and dimensions of the object. There is the potential for it to be picked up by a fishing vessel bottom trawling.

No plans to recover object due to it's size

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Survey - Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm

The Survey of the Seabed Cable System and all of the Turbine Jacket Foundations is ongoing for approx. 2 months. The 18.5 meter survey vessel 'Cwind Alliance' is on-site and supported by the CTV Windcat 41.

Survey operations are not expected to interfere with any other vessel but as it will involve a team of surveyors operating highly sensitive Survey Equipment including Multi Bean Echo Sounders, Sonar as well as Bottom Profiling Equipment a wide berth, minimum 500 meters, is requested to reduce speed if psossible.

 

The survey can be expected to last for approx. 2 months.

 

Fishermen are requested and advised not to set any gear close to any of the Turbine positions in the lead up to and during this period of survey work.

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Cable Protection Works - SHEFA

Leask Marine LTD has been contracted to undertake the installation Shefa cable securing brackets. Using the vessel C-Odyssey from 28th June 2021 until 31st July 2021.

Please find attached the following Notice to Mariners for Leask Marine upcoming operations:

 

LM-NTM-SHE-Cable Securing

 

Leask Marine moorings will be onsite for the stated duration.

Colour yellow mooring buoys are marked with - flash yellow light – 1 FY5s – Light range 1NM

Vessels are requested to maintain a safe distance of 250 meters from submitted coordinates.

 

New Dates: 28-06-2021 to 31-07-2021

Main Vessel: C-Odyssey

Location: Water Sound

Client: Shefa

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Rig - Borgland Dolphin

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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NEP Project – Environmental and Geotechnical Sampling Campaign

Environmental Sampling and Geotechnical CPT and Vibrocore survey in support of the NEP Carbon Capture Project. Gardline Vessel - Ocean Geograph from 30th June 2021 until 11th August 2021.

The survey activities will be undertaken in three phases:

 

1) UXO Identification - Magnetometer survey to identrify potential UXO

2) Environmental Sampling - Approx. 120 stations along the survey route

3) Geotechnical CPTs and Vibrocores - Approx. 120 stations along the survey route

Start Date – 30/06/21     End Date – 11/08/21

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Abandoned Well - 49/11a-6

No structures left on the seabed – decommissioned fully.

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Drilling Operation - Columbus

Serica Energy is to perform a drilling operation and sub-sea installation at the Columbus location, located in the Central North Sea.

  • Location Name: Columbus
  • Well Co-ordinates: 57°20.968′N  002°05.237′E
  • Tie-In Structure Co-ordinates: 57°20.979′N  002°05.198′E
  • Rig Name: Maersk Resilient
  • ERRV: Esvagt Sigma
  • Safety Zone: 500 metre radius
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Scott Ocean Bottom Seismic Survey

Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) survey in Blocks 15/16, 15/17, 15/18, 15/21, 15/22, 15/23, 15/26, 15/27 and 15/28. The acquisition will involve three vessels: one (ROV) vessel (Assister), one Source vessel (Sanco Star) and one Guard vessel (Shannon).

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Installation of export cables - Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) Export Cable Corridor.

Pre-lay grapnel run (PLGR) and installation of two export cables within the Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) Export Cable Corridor is due to commence. The PLGR is due to begin week commencing 14th June 2021 with export cable installation commencing thereafter.

Mariners are advised that Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited (NnGOWL) is due to commence a pre-lay grapnel run (PLGR) and installation of the two export cables within the Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) Export Cable Corridor. The PLGR is due to begin week commencing 14th  June 2021, at the earliest, with the installation of the first export cable commencing thereafter. The PLGR will be completed by the vessel Norne (call sign: PCJR), whilst the two export cables will be installed by the cable lay vessel (CLV) Cable Enterprise (call sign: 2FOV9).

 

The PLGR will be completed using a grapnel towed from the vessel. The grapnel will be deployed to retrieve any potential abandoned fishing gear or ships crane wires that may be present along the Export Cable Routes. Any debris recovered to deck will be retained on board the vessel for disposal onshore.

 

  For installation of each cable, laying will commence at the landfall, with the Cable Enterprise positioned as close to the horizontal directional drill (HDD) exit pit as possible, given the draught of the vessel. Once the CLV has laid the first approx. 750m of cable, a pull-in winch located onshore will draw this section through the HDD ducts. Once complete, the CLV will begin to lay the cable along the export cable route in the direction of the Wind Farm Area.  A number of small rigid-hull inflatable boats (RHIB) and guard vessels will be patrolling the cable corridor, with a Crew Transfer Vessel Celtic Guardian, (call sign: 21ZH5) also supporting.

 

The cable will be buried into the seabed by remotely operated vehicles launched by the Normand Pacific (call sign: LAXI7). The burial campaign for the first export cable is expected to commence in late-June; a subsequent Notice to Mariners will be issued prior to this work commencing, with further information.

 

Area of Operations

Mariners are advised that both the Norne and Cable Enterprise will be mobilised from Middlesbrough to work within the boundaries of the NnG Export Cable Corridor, within the coordinates shown. 

 

Please be aware that by virtue of its mode of operation and the equipment deployed, both the Norne and Cable Enterprise will at times be Restricted in their Ability to Manoeuvre as defined under COLREGS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, Rule 3).

 

Masters of vessels are therefore requested to maintain their vessels and gears at a minimum safe distance from both vessels of 500 metres when they are undertaking their work and showing the appropriate shapes and lights. An exclusion area of 500m either side of each export cable route for static fishing gear is requested. The existing nearshore exclusion area will also remain in place.

 

Vessels with bottom-towed gear are requested to be kept clear of a reduced exclusion area once the cable laying commences, which will be notified by the Company Fisheries Liaison Officer. 

 

Schedule  The PLGR and cable installation works is due to begin on the first export cable week commencing 14th June 2021,weather dependent. The same works on the second export cable is due to begin in mid-July 2021. It is anticipated that the PLGR and cable installation works on both cables will be completed in August, weather dependant.

Construction works will be carried out on a continuous basis (i.e. 24-hour working, seven days a week), unless notified otherwise.  

For updates on the progress of the works, information will be provided in the Weekly Notice of Operations available on the NnG project website: https://nngoffshorewind.com/downloads/. 

 

Vessels Associated with the Activity

 

Vessel name: 

Norne 

Vessel role: 

Pre-Lay Grapnel Run Vessel 

Call sign: 

PCJR 

Maritime Mobile Service Identity: 

245460000 

On board contact: 

Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: norne@koerts-its.eu    Phone: +44 203 1309591 

Onshore representative: 

Contact name: R. Koerts

Email: dpa@koerts.eu    Phone: +31 (6) 12343464  

 

A spearpoint grapnel will be used by the Norne, which will consist of a shank with five prongs with reinforced tips. The  grapnel will be 1.5m in length and 0.9m wide, with a total weight of 250kg. The spearpoint grapnel  will be connected to the Norne by a towing wire, and both gifford and rennie chain grapnels. 

 

Vessel name: 

Cable Enterprise 

Vessel role:

Cable Installation Vessel

Call sign: 

2FOV9 

Maritime Mobile Service Identity: 

235093018 

On board contact: 

Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: ce.master@prysmiangroup.com  Phone: +44 779 8764403

Onshore representative: 

Contact name: Stefano Dalmasso  Email: sdalmasso@seaworldmanagement.com  Phone: +377 678 632642 

 

Vessel name: 

Celtic Guardian 

Vessel role:

Crew Transfer Vessel 

Call sign:

21ZH5 

Maritime Mobile Service Identity: 

235114006 

On board contact:

Contact name: Vessel Master – Iain Hill  Email: iain.hill@specialisedmarinesupport.com  Phone: 07540 944992 

Onshore representative:

Contact name: Steven Foster  Phone: +44 (0) 7425 623377

 

Vessel name: 

Morning Dawn 

Vessel role: 

Guard Vessel 

Call sign: 

MHEU3 

On board contact: 

Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: bridge@morning-dawn.co.uk  Phone: + 33 640 047722 /  +44 1779 400158  

 

Vessel name: 

Courage

Vessel role:

Guard Vessel 

Call sign: 

MJDL4 

On board contact: 

Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: couragesh170@gmail.com   Phone: +44 1261 877295 / +44 7766 833463  

 

Vessel name: 

Shemarah II 

Vessel role: 

Guard Vessel 

Call sign: 

MVRR7 

On board contact: 

Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: donaldmoodie@moodiemarine.com    Phone: +44 131 202 9850  / +44 7774 810625  

 

Vessel name:

Seagull 

Vessel role: 

Guard Vessel 

Call sign: 

MVBO2

On board contact: 

Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: seagullbf74@gmail.com  Phone: +44 (0) 1261 878040 / +44 (0) 7895 919100

 

Vessel name: 

 Artemis 

Vessel role: 

Guard Vessel 

Call sign: 

MVIX5 

On board contact: 

Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: concordebf47@aol.com  Phone: +44 (0) 7949 663790 / +44 (0) 1261 455461 

 

Vessel name: 

Tranquillity S

Vessel role: 

Guard Vessel 

Call sign: 

MJUH9 

On board contact: 

Contact name: Vessel Master  Email: spousekeil@yahoo.com    Phone: +44 (0) 1346 454758 

 

Port of Operation The Norne and Cable Enterprise will both mobilise from Middlesbrough, UK. 

 

Adverse weather conditions  Upon adverse weather conditions, if the Norne and Cable Enterprise are not able to hold on position, they will seek shelter or return to Port within the Firth of Forth. 

 

General Safety Advice  Construction activities are ongoing within the boundaries of the Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm.  Mariners are advised to refer to the NnG Weekly Notice of Operations where up to date information regarding activities on site is broadcast. A copy of this notice and the Weekly Notice of Operations can also be found at https://nngoffshorewind.com/downloads/ 

 

Marine Coordination Contact Details  The following contact can provide more information if required. Please note that specific queries can also be addressed to the relevant vessel or shore based representative.

Telephone number  (daytime): 

+44 (0) 1890 751415 (use Emergency contact only until further notice)  

Emergency contact (24/7):

+44 (0) 7508 421406 

Email: 

nng.mc@smchse.com 

Address: 

NnG Offshore Wind Farm Marine Coordination Centre, Gunsgreen Basin, Eyemouth,  TD14 5SD 

 

Fisheries Liaison  Fisheries liaison associated with the activity will be co-ordinated by Natural Power. For any commercial fishery queries please contact the NnG company Fisheries Liaison Officer (CFLO) Peter Berney, telephone: +44 (0)7391 402387 or email: NnG.FLO@naturalpower.com. An Offshore Fisheries Liaison Officer (OFLO) will be present on both the Norne and Cable Enterprise and can be contacted via VHF Channel 16. 

 

Distribution List  A central list of recipients is maintained by the company Fisheries Liaison Officer; if you are not the appropriate recipient of these notices, or do not wish to receive the notices in the future, please contact us at NnG.FLO@naturalpower.com. A copy of this notice can also be found at https://nngoffshorewind.com/  

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Survey - Dogger Bank B

The survey vessel, Fugro Frontier, will conduct a geophysical survey at the Dogger Bank B wind farm (DBB) array site in the Southern North Sea, between 23rd June 2021 and approximately 30th August 2021.

Survey operations will be continuous, 24 hours a day, the vessel towing subsea sensors up to approximately 300m behind the vessel.The Fugro Frontier will be surveying prescribed survey lines, which will require large turning circles. It is therefore requested that all vessels maintain a minimum 3000m separation distance from the survey vessel and pass at reduced speed. During operations the vessel will be restricted in its ability to manoeuvre and will display the appropriate day shapes and lights.

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Survey - BT R100(Orkney, Shetland & Inner Hebrides)

Fugro on behalf of BT will be undertaking a geophysical and geotechnical survey of the proposed R100 telecommunications cable routes using 3 vessels (Fugro Venturer, Valkyrie and FTV Xplorer) for operations from early June 2021 to end of August 2021.

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Drilling - Evelyn Development Well

Petrofac Facilities Management Ltd (PFML) propose to drill and complete a well in the Central North Sea.

Petrofac Facilities Management Ltd (PFML) propose to drill and complete the EV01 well in the Evelyn field, commencing around the 1st July 2021 for approximately 90 days. The drilling operation will be carried out using the Stena Drilling owned, Stena Don semi-submersible drilling rig.

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Survey - South of Loch an Tomain

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) will be carrying out a Hydrographic survey along the coast south of Loch an Tomain. The proposed works are planned to start on 17th June 2021 and will last approx. 100 days Using vessel MV Gille na Mara call sign:MEEO6.

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Survey - North of Morrisons Rock

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) will be carrying out a Hydrographic survey in June, North of Morrisons Rock. The proposed works are planned to start on 15th June 2021 and will last approximately 100 days. Using vessel MV Gille na Mara call sign:MEEO6.

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Survey - CATS pipeline nearshore survey (Ref: 1258)

A 3 Day CATS pipeline nearshore Survey From 1st July 2021 until 30th September 2021 using vessel Humber Guardian call sign: 2ENC3

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

UTEC

Humber Guardian

2ENC3

N/A

01/07/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 3 Days

40

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New Safety Zone: Evelyn Wellhead, Evelyn, Block 21/30

A new safety zone has been granted by the Secretary of State for the above location/structure. For installations already on location the safety zone will come into force on 28th June 2021.

This safety zone may be new, or an amendment to an existing zone. It may also replace a safety zone in place around a platform, or other surface structure for the purposes of decommissioning.

 

Your FishSAFE Information will be updated in the next release.

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New Safety Zone: Everest 22/10a-LAD, Block 22/10a

A new safety zone has been granted by the Secretary of State for the above location/structure. For installations already on location the safety zone will come into force on 28th June 2021.

This safety zone may be new, or an amendment to an existing zone. It may also replace a safety zone in place around a platform, or other surface structure for the purposes of decommissioning.

 

Your FishSAFE Information will be updated in the next release.

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Rig - Valaris Gorilla V

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Maersk Integrator

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Maersk Resolute

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Mattresses Installed - Viking Link Project

Mattresses have been placed on the Viking HVDC cable at the Hornsea 2 crossing interface and at the Babbage crossing.

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Galloper Windfarm - Defect of the Cable Protection System (CPS) inter-array cables

Defect of the Cable Protection System (CPS) on inter-array cable A1L. Another survey was carried out in May 2021 where a further 19 locations have been found with the same defect.

Mariners are requested to remain a distance of 50m2 away from the assets

 

As cable exposure is a known risk at Galloper and across the offshore wind industry, we would remind Mariners of the safety   information found on the KIS-ORCA website ‘The risks of fishing near cables and renewable energy structures.’   https://kis-orca.org/safety/the-risks-of-fishing-near-cables-renewable-energy-structures/ 

 

To avoid crossing cables when towing equipment follow the cable corridors- locations of the cables can be found on the   Galloper awareness charts via KIS-ORCA. 

 

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Unmanned vessel survey in Hywind Scotland Wind Park area

Use of a 2 meter long remotely controlled unmanned vessel to collect fish biomass information for the Hywind Scotland Wind Park area during June and July

As part of the Hywind Scotland Wind Park, Equinor has subcontracted Akvaplan-niva to perform a survey using an autonomous vehicle – Sailbuoy – in the park area. The Sailbuoy is only 2 meters long and weighs 60 kgs. It was deployed from Bergen on the 8th June and estimated arrival at Hywind Scotland is 29th June.

 

The Sailbuoy will have a pre-programmed mission plan, and will communicate to shore via satelittes. The Sailbuoy is driven by wind and sun, and the vehicle is equipped with solar panel and an echosounder as well as sensors for temperature, salinity and fluorescence.

 

The purpose of the study is to collect relevant data on fish in the Hywind Scotland area using instrumented glider. The method is expected to mainly give data on prevalence and biomass, and less information on biodiversity. The data gathering in Hywind Scotland will take approximately 30 days from arrival and completion is estimated around 29th July. After ended campaign in the wind park, the Sailbuoy returns back to Bergen for retrieval. The results from the glider campaign is important also for further technology development.

 

The Sailbuoy is collision and shock proven. It will be labelled with contact information.

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Sound measurement study - Hywind Scotland Pilot Park

Hywind Scotland Pilot Park is performing a sound measurement study where the purpose is to document the operational noise. Successful retrieval of control sound recorder performed January 24. Failed retrieval of the sound recorder in wind park.

Update June 10:

A second attempt at retrieval of the sound recorder in Hywind Scotland Pilot Park will be made by end of August.

Update February 5:

Successful retrieval of control sound recorder performed January 24. Failed retrieval of the sound recorder in wind park.  A second attempt for retrieval of the sound equipment in the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park is being planned. The notice is prolonged and the location of the retrieved control equipment is removed from the notice.

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As part of the Hywind Scotland Wind Park, Equinor has subcontracted Jasco Applied Sciences to perform sound recordings in the park area and in a control location in Buchan Deep (near cross over point between the FORTIES to CRUDEN Bay oil line and the GAS line).

 

The purpose of the sound measurement study is to document the operational noise from floating offshore wind turbines and their substructures, mooring lines and cables. It is part of an internal Equinor Research &Technology project that aims to increase knowledge on possible environmental implications of floating offshore wind, i.e. in this particular study, the possible impact ranges of sound from the wind park on marine mammals and fish. The results from the sound measurement study is important also for further technology development.

 

The Equinor contracted “MCS Swath1” (crew vessel) will be used for the deployment and retrieval of the sound recorder equipment (hydrophones). The field activity in connection with both deployment and retrieval will take one day, however, the recording period will be approximately 3 months from ultimo October 2020 to ultimo January 2021.

 

The recorders were deployed October 21. Yet, no exact date is set for the retrieval of the equipment (ultimo January 2021).Activity prolonged.

 

All Equinor installed equipment shall remain in position for the duration of the survey, but all equipment will be removed from seabed when the recording period is over. Also, there will be no bouys on sea surface or lines in the water column. All equipment will be placed on sea floor at approximately 100 meters depth by the help of an anchoring plate, which fastens the equipment and eliminates drifting of equipment. The equipment will have a height of maximum 1 meter above seabed, and the plate mooring system has the dimension 914 x 527 x 864 mm.

 

This equipment collects data and information of environmental importance and could get damaged or lost if trawled over.

 

When the equipment is retrieved, the acoustic release will be activated and the equipment will be lifted by crane.

 

 

Positions for recorders in wind park  (The Control was retrieved January 24 2021 and location is removed from the map in the active notice.)

 

Location

Latitude

Longitude

Easting (m)†

Northing (m)†

Hywind Scotland

57° 29' 04.2741" N

1° 20' 33.8512" W

599357.410

6372534.418

Control

57° 31' 48.0000" N

1° 07' 33.6000" W

612209.809

6377933.954

 

 

 

Vessel Specification

 

Details of the vessel MCS Swath1 can be seen via the following document.

 

https://www.maritimecraft.co.uk/files/MCS-SWATH-1.pdf

 

According to information in the specification, a deck crane of load 500 kgs is installed. The crane and a mobile winch will be used to deploy and retrieve sound recording equipment.

 

 

 

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Survey - Talbot Appraisal Well (Ref: 1233)

A 1 Day Talbot Appraisal Well Survey From 1st July 2021 until 31st December 2021.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Chrysaor Petroleum Company UK Ltd

N/A

5m

01/07/2021 - 31/0912/2021

For 1 Day

30

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Survey - NEP Pipeline Routing and Endurance Store (Ref: 1252)

A 70 Day route survey NEP Pipeline Routing and Endurance Store . From 24th June 2021 until 24th September 2021. Using the vessel Ocean Geograph Call sign: 3FXF3

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Gardline

Ocean Geograph

3FXF3

 

24/06/2021 - 24/09/2021

For 70 Days

42,43,40,41,47

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Survey - Garten Debris Survey (Ref: 1254)

A 1 Day Garten Debris survey. From 14th June 2021 until 30th September 2021. Using the vessel Fugro Galaxy Call sign: C6YY4

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro GB (North) Marine Ltd

Fugro Galaxy

C6YY4

 

14/06/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 1 Day

9

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Survey - Pipeline Routes and site survey at Victory (Ref: 1257)

A 10 Day Environmental Baseline Survey for pipeline routes and site survey at the Victory from 7th June 2021 until 31st July 2021. Using the vessel Geo Ocean III Call sign: LXGP.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Benthic Solutions

Geo Ocean III

LXGP

 

07/06/2021 - 31/07/2021

For 10 Days

207,214,208.206

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Drilling - Blythe 48/23a-H1

Petrofac Facilities Management Ltd (PFML) propose to drill and complete a production well at the Blythe well location, commencing from 14th June 2021 for 79 days. The operation is however permitted for between the 14th June 2021 till 31st October 2021.

The drilling operation will be carried out by Noble Hans Deul drilling rig.   

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Greater Buchan Area to Sandford Bay Geophysical Survey (Jersey Oil and Gas plc)

Geophysical Survey of a proposed subsea cable route between the location of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities and Sandford Bay, close to Peterhead.

The Geophysical Survey is being carried out by GEOxyz Offshore on behalf of Jersey Oil and Gas plc. The Survey is one of a series of surveys being carried out by GEOxyz Offshore in the vicinity of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities and the Sandford Bay location, close to Peterhead. 

 

The Geophysical Survey will commence at the location of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities, some 111km from Peterhead, and terminate in Sandford Bay, approximately 1km offshore in the vicinity of the SSE Peterhead Powerstation. A further survey is planned between this location and the cable landfall close to the Powerstation, which is the subject of a separate notice. The survey will commence on between 15/07/2021 and 21/07/2021 and is scheduled to take between 12 and 16 days, depending on weather. 

 

Following this survey, the vessel will continue to carry out a subsequent Geotechnical  Survey from the Buchan location to the Forties pipeline. This is the subject of a separate notice.  

 

The survey will be carried out by the vessel Geo Ocean III, call sign LXGP. 

 

All vessels shall pass at a safe speed and distance, while fishing vessels shall remain at a safe distance (approximately 500m)(COLREGs Rule 16 & 18) from the areas identified during survey activities. The Geo Ocean III will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre and shall deploy sonar equipment during the course of the survey. The survey vessel will monitor Channel 16 at all times. Mobile contacts for the survey are listed at the end of this Notice. 

 

 

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Greater Buchan Area to Sandford Bay Geotechnical Survey (Jersey Oil and Gas plc)

Geotechnical Survey of a proposed subsea cable route between the location of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities and Sandford Bay, close to Peterhead.

The Geotechnical Survey is being carried out by GEOxyz Offshore on behalf of Jersey Oil and Gas plc. The Survey is one of a series of surveys being carried out by GEOxyz Offshore in the vicinity of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities and the Sandford Bay location, close to Peterhead. 

 

The Geotechnical Survey will commence at the location of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities, some 111km from Peterhead, and terminate approximately 1 km offshore in Sandford Bay, in the vicinity of the SSE Peterhead Powerstation. The survey will commence between 09/08/2021 and 21/08/2021 and is scheduled to take between 12 and 16 days, depending on weather. 

 

The survey will be carried out by the vessel Geo Ocean III, call sign LXGP. 

 

All vessels shall pass at a safe speed and distance, while fishing vessels shall remain at a safe distance (approximately 500m)(COLREGs Rule 16 & 18) from the areas identified during survey activities. The Geo Ocean III will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre and shall deploy seabed analysis equipment and will carry out seabed coring / sampling equipment during the course of the survey. The survey vessel will monitor Channel 16 at all times. Mobile contacts for the survey are listed at the end of this Notice. 

 

 

 

 

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Clump Weights for Mariner Well Load Relief System

4 x clump weights for Mariner 8Y wellhead load relief system from around 5th May.

4 x clump weights to be installed for Mariner 8Y wellhead load relief system around 5th May.

 

This will be followed up with rig mooring pre-lay in June for planned rig (West Hercules) arrival in July.

 

All subsea components will be guarded by the Mariner Field ERRV until the rig arrives.  

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Greater Buchan Area to Tweedsmuir Geotechnical Survey (Jersey Oil and Gas plc)

Geotechnical Survey of a proposed pipeline route between the location of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities and the location of the subsea Tweedsmuir manifold.

The Geotechnical Survey is being carried out by GEOxyz Offshore on behalf of Jersey Oil and Gas plc. The Survey is one of a series of surveys being carried out by GEOxyz Offshore in the vicinity of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities and the Sandford Bay location, close to Peterhead. 

 

The Geotechnical Survey will commence at the location of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities, some 111km from Peterhead, and terminate 17km to the northeast at a location over the subsea Tweedsmuir manifold. The survey will commence between 08/08/2021 and 19/08/2021 and is scheduled to take up to two days, depending on weather. 

 

Following this survey, the vessel will continue to carry out a subsequent Geotechnical  Survey from the Buchan location to Sandford Bay. This is the subject of a separate notice.  

 

The survey will be carried out by the vessel Geo Ocean III, call sign LXGP. 

 

All vessels shall pass at a safe speed and distance, while fishing vessels shall remain at a safe distance (approximately 500m)(COLREGs Rule 16 & 18) from the areas identified during survey activities. The Geo Ocean III will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre and shall deploy seabed analysis equipment and will carry out seabed coring / sampling equipment during the course of the survey. The survey vessel will monitor Channel 16 at all times. Mobile contacts for the survey are listed at the end of this Notice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greater Buchan Area to Forties Geotechnical Survey (Jersey Oil and Gas plc)

Geotechnical Survey of a proposed pipeline route between the location of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities and the Forties pipeline.

The Geotechnical Survey is being carried out by GEOxyz Offshore on behalf of Jersey Oil and Gas plc. The Survey is one of a series of surveys being carried out by GEOxyz Offshore in the vicinity of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities and the Sandford Bay location, close to Peterhead. 

 

The Geophysical Survey will commence at the location of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities, some 111km from Peterhead, and terminate 27km to the south at a location over the Forties Pipeline. The survey will commence between 03/08/21 and 13/08/21 and is scheduled to take up to three days, depending on weather. 

 

Following this survey, the vessel will continue to carry out a subsequent Geotechnical Survey from the Buchan location to the SAGE pipeline. This is the subject of a separate notice.  

 

The survey will be carried out by the vessel Geo Ocean III, call sign LXGP. 

 

All vessels shall pass at a safe speed and distance, while fishing vessels shall remain at a safe distance (approximately 500m)(COLREGs Rule 16 & 18) from the areas identified during survey activities. The Geo Ocean III will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre and shall deploy seabed analysis and coring / sampling equipment during the course of the survey. The survey vessel will monitor Channel 16 at all times. Mobile contacts for the survey are listed at the end of this Notice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greater Buchan Area to SAGE Geotechnical Survey (Jersey Oil and Gas plc)

Geotechnical Survey of a proposed pipeline route between the location of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities and the SAGE pipeline.

The Geotechnical physical Survey is being carried out by GEOxyz Offshore on behalf of Jersey Oil and Gas plc. The Survey is one of a series of surveys being carried out by GEOxyz Offshore in the vicinity of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities and the Sandford Bay location, close to Peterhead. 

 

The Geotechnical Survey will commence at the location of the proposed Buchan Fixed Facilities, some 111km from Peterhead, and terminate 38km to the northwest at a location over the SAGE Pipeline. The survey will commence between 08/08/2021 and 19/08/2021 and is scheduled to take up to three days, depending on weather. 

 

Following this survey, the vessel will continue to carry out a subsequent Geotechnical  Survey from the Buchan location to the location of the subsea Tweedsmuir manifold. This is the subject of a separate notice.  

 

The survey will be carried out by the vessel Geo Ocean III, call sign LXGP. 

 

All vessels shall pass at a safe speed and distance, while fishing vessels shall remain at a safe distance (approximately 500m)(COLREGs Rule 16 & 18) from the areas identified during survey activities. The Geo Ocean III will be restricted in her ability to manoeuvre and shall deploy seabed analysis equipment and will carry out seabed coring / sampling equipment during the course of the survey. The survey vessel will monitor Channel 16 at all times. Mobile contacts for the survey are listed at the end of this Notice. 

 

 

 

 

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Array Cable Installation - Hornsea Project Two

Ørsted have commenced array cable installation with the Seaway Aimery and Seaway Moxie which will continue through to Q3 2021. The Simar Esperanca will commence trenching on or around 30th May 2021.

Array Cable Seabed  Installation

Ørsted will be commencing pre-lay surveys and seabed preparation for array cable installation with the Simar Esperanca and rock deployment with the Flintstone on or around 21st March 2021, shortly followed by array cable installation itself on or around 15th April 2021. In addition to this, Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC) and Sulmara may be trialling an autonomous survey vessel within the Hornsea Project Two array area which will be supported by a dedicated support vessel, queries related to this scope should be directed to SOC / Sulmara.

 

Works will be continual and intermittent throughout this period. The works will be undertaken by a number of vessels at different times according to the Project schedule. This Notice will be updated and re-issued when works are complete.

 

Note that the vessels will have limited manoeuvrability and it is requested that all vessels operating near the vessels maintain a safe distance (at least 500m) and pass all vessels at minimum speed.

 

Please be advised that construction activities are ongoing within the wind farm, supported by Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) and survey vessels intermittently. The Deep Cygnus will be mobilising to site as a support vessel to the ongoing construction works on or around 28th May 2021. The MHO Grimsby continues to carry out construction geophysical surveys intermittently utilising a hull-mounted system within the proposed Hornsea Project Two Offshore Wind Farm site and the Wind Innovation remains on the project for construction support.

It is requested that all vessels operating near the construction area keep a safe distance and pass at minimum speed.

 

 

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Rig - West Bollsta

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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South Lismore - Scientific Equipment deployment

Two bottom mounted ADCPs rigged in j-shaped moorings and marked with surface buoys to be deployed off the south end of Lismore. Work will commence beginning Tuesday 25th May at the earliest using the workboat Sarah Louise, callsign 2GA03.

Mariners are advised that Scottish Sea Farms intend to deploy scientific equipment oat the southern end of Lismore.  Two bottom mounted ADCPs rigged in j-shaped moorings and marked with surface buoys will be deployed off the south end of Lismore, one in each location shown in the attached document.

 

Work will commence beginning Tuesday 25th May at the earliest and deployment is expected to be completed that week using the workboat Sarah Louise, callsign 2GA03.  These moorings are expected to be in place until the beginning of September 2021.

 

Enquiries should be directed to Rachel Speirs at Scottish Sea Farms using the email address surveys@scottishseafarms.com.

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Deployment of Current Profiler - Mermaid Shoal

Mariners are to be advised that a seabed frame mounted Current Profiler, primarily measuring currents, will be deployed in one location in Mermaid Shoal.

The current profiler is scheduled to be deployed on the week commencing June 14th 2021 by the vessel 'Coastworker'. The current profiler will be isolated from the surface completely with no buoys or markers attached. The survey frame is approximately 1m high and will be attached to a clump weight by a weighted rope. The clump weight will be attached to floats that will sit aprroximately 3m above the seabed. A mooring diagram for the current profiler has been attached. 

 

The current profiler will be in position on the seafloor for a minimum period of 30 days.

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Survey - Pipeline Salvage Operations PL24(Ref: 1211)

A 55 Day Pipeline Salvage Operations PL24 between 28th May - 30th September 2021. Using vessel Olympic Delta call sign: JWOH3.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Perenco UK Limited

Olympic Delta

JWOH3

2m

5m

28/05/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 55 Days

53

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Survey - PL23 pipeline survey (Ref: 1249)

A 40 Day pipeline survey PL23 from 10th June 2021 until 30th September 2021. Using the vessel Olympic Delta Call sign: JWOH3.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Reach Subsea

Olympic Delta

JWOH3

 

10/06/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 40 Days

48

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Survey - PL22 pipeline survey (Ref: 1248)

A 40 Day pipeline survey PL22 from 10th June 2021 until 30th September 2021. Using the vessel Olympic Delta Call sign: JWOH3.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Reach Subsea

Olympic Delta

JWOH3

 

10/06/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 40 Days

49

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Survey - Jacket GVI Survey 52/5 (Ref: 1237)

A 7 Day Jacket GVI Survey 52/5 using a Remotely operated Vehicle (ROV) from 11th June 2021 until 31st August 2021.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

ENI UK Limited

ROV

 

11/06/2021 - 31/08/2021

For 7 Days

52

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Survey - PL106 ROV pipeline survey (Ref: 1250)

A 40 Day ROV pipeline survey PL106 from 10th June 2021 until 30th September 2021. Using the vessel Olympic Delta Call sign: JWOH3.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Reach Subsea

Olympic Delta

JWOH3

 

10/06/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 40 Days

49

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Survey - PL24 pipeline survey 2021 (Ref: 1247)

A 40 Day pipeline survey PL24 2021 from 10th June 2021 until 30th September 2021. Using the vessel Olympic Delta Call sign: JWOH3.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Reach Subsea

Olympic Delta

JWOH3

 

10/06/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 40 Days

53

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Deployment of Conical Buoy - Neart na Gaoithe OWF

Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited (NnGOWL) have installed a conical marker buoy within the nearshore extent of the Export Cable Corridor.

As part of the preparation works for cable installation in the nearshore area of Thorntonloch, two short trenches of approximately 800 metres (m) are currently being excavated for a section of each export cable, with the material temporarily being side cast. The height of the side cast material will temporarily reduce the navigable water depth by up to 1.5m, which, due to the shallow water depths in the nearshore area, is greater than 5% of the water depth in some areas. To notify maritime users of this temporary change, a conical marker buoy has been installed at the seaward extent where the reduction is no longer greater than 5%.

 

The conical marker buoy installed is a SL B700, 1510mm in height and 700m diameter shown in Figure 2. The buoy has an interconnected mooring attached to a clump weight and an installed lantern. The lantern is emitting a yellow light with a character of flashing once every 5 seconds at a minimum range of 2 miles.

 

Schedule The conical marking buoy will be in position until the temporary side cast material is backfilled and the water depth is no longer reduced. This is expected to be completed towards the end of July 2021.

 

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Survey - Scott Ocean Bottom Seismic (Ref: 1189)

A 80 Day Scott Ocean Bottom Seismic Survey from 15st June - 31st October 2021.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

CNOCC Petroleum Europe Limited

TBC

N/A

01/06/2021 - 31/10/2021

For 80 Days

15

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Survey - Central North Sea (Ref: 1241)

A 135 Day site survey Central North Sea 15th June - 31st October 2021. Using vessel Akademik Primakov call sign: UBCQ4.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

GX Technology Eame Limited

Akademik Primakov

UBCQ4

Support Vessel 1&2 TBC

7000m

10m

15/06/2021 - 31/10/2021

For 135 Days

20,21,27,28

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Area 531 seabed sampling survey - Severn Estuary

Area 531 Grab sampling survey in the Severn Estuary

Please be advised that Tarmac Marine Ltd and Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd will be carrying out a seabed grab sampling survey in the Severn Estuary, located on and around the Middle and Welsh Grounds sandbanks. Survey operations are expected to last several days and will be carried out by Ocean Ecology on the Seran Las starting no earlier than June 1st 2021.

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Survey - Drilling within Captain FPSO (Ref: 1236)

A 10 Day drilling survey within the Captain FPSO 15th June - 31st July 2021. Using Vessel Fugro Venturer call sign: C6CG3.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro GB (North) Marine Limited

Fugro Venturer

C6CG3

1300m

3m

15/06/2021 - 31/07/2021

For 10 Days

13

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WTG Installation and Commissioning - Moray East Windfarm

WTG Installation and Commissioning installation on the Moray East windfarm

Please be advised that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) shall commence WTG installation on the previously installed jackets (Figure 2). WTG’s will be installed by the JUV Blue Tern. Once the WTG’s have been installed Acta Centaurus will transfer teams of technicians using a walk to work system to carry out commissioning works in readiness for energisation. Acta Centaurus will be supported by 2 CTV’s (HST Harri and Windcat 40). Installation and commissioning works will commence circa 05th January 2021 until completion

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Survey - Investigation at Abigail Well (Ref: 1238)

A 6 Day Investigation survey at Abigail Well 15th June - 31st July 2021. Using Vessel Fugro Venturer call sign: C6CG3.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro GB (North) Marine Limited

Fugro Venturer

C6CG3

2m

5m

15/06/2021 - 31/07/2021

For 6 Days

29

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Maersk Highlander at Elgin WHP B

The jack-up rig Maersk Highlander is alongside Elgin WHP B – within 500m zone for the next 6 months (approximately)

The jack-up rig Maersk Highlander is alongside Elgin WHP B  – within 500m zone for the next 6 moths (approximately)

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Decommissioning - Buchan & Hannay Subsea Removals Project 9b

Subsea removal activity as per the Buchan & Hannay decommissioning programme - Q2/Q3 2021.

Please be advised that Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited (RSRUK) intend to carry out subsea removal & remediation works in the Buchan & Hannay fields during Q2/Q3 this year, commencing on the 1st June 2021.

 

The intention is to execute this works over two campaigns: •    Campaign 1 – mobilising 1st June for approximately 20 days  •    Campaign 2 – mobilising 10th August for 40 days

 

Summary of the Offshore Scope, in accordance with the approved decommissioning programme is: •    Rigid pipelines removal (13.5km); •    Flexible Pipelines / Umbilical removal (15.6km); •    Subsea structures removal (215Te); •    Rigid tie-in spool-pieces removal (67Te); •    Flexible jumpers/umbilical jumpers removal (0.47km); •    Deposits removal (866Te); •    Debris removal (five grid zones); •    Rigid pipelines & Umbilical Ends remediation (1.45km of remediation).

 

This infrastructure is contained with the Buchan & Hannay fields, with a large proportion of the works being focused around the Buchan template 500m subsea safety zone.  The coordinates for the area are:   A small part of the works (2-3 days) will take place the Forties Charlie end of the Buchan export pipeline, within the Forties Charlie 500m zone.

The work will be carried out using Construction Support Vessel’s (CSV), support by WROV.  

 

Pipeline Works Authorisation variation and supporting permits are currently in the approval process.  

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London Array OWF - Diving Operations

All mariners are advised that the Dive Support Vessels (DSV) ”MV C-Fenna” call sign: MBAH3 and ”MV C-Force” call sign: MITT4 will be onsite from 1/05/2021 for approximately 6 months to carry out diving operations.

These vessels will be supported by the” Spectrum 1” call sign: 2CQX3 and” Dalby Tees” call sign: 2FIA7 carrying out crew transfer operations. Works are to take place at various locations across the London Array windfarm As part of this work, Dynamic Bend Stiffeners will be installed using, subsea installation tools and divers within the London Array Wind Farm. Vessel: C-Fenna C-Fenna Dive Support Vessel (DSV) has a length of 26.5m and breadth of 11.0m. The C-Fenna uses a four-point mooring system. The C-Fenna will undertake mooring deployment within 150m of the assigned WTG. Equipment will be periodically deployed and suspended from the vessel crane during the work.

 

Planned Diving Locations and Restricted Access Zones:

The works is expected to commence on the 1st of May 2021 and continue for approximately 6 months. During this period diving locations will be selected from the list of locations as detailed in Figure 1. A total of three locations could be operational at any one time. Information about what location is presently being worked will be transmitted over VHF informing all local vessels of restrictions.

 

Prior to commencing diving operations 4 chain clump weights mooring will be deployed at the required WTG location. These moorings will be positioned as required to avoid known obstruction and expected current flows but will be within 150m radius of the WTG. Once deployed a 150m exclusion zone will be placed around the WTG. The Mooring will consist of two 12t chain cluster weights connected to a surface buoy. A yellow light flashing yellow once every 5 seconds.

 

 

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Glengorm Central Appraisal Well

The Borr Prospector 5 Heavy Duty Jack Up Rig will be positioned at the Glengorm Central appraisal well location 22/21c-C.

The Works shall comprise the location of the following mobile installation:

 

The mobile drilling unit (MoDU) - PR5 (Prospector 5)

 

The Works shall be located at:

57 10' 05.97"N 01 05' 27.27"E

 

Quad/Block - 22/21c

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ADCP deployments on the seabed - Skye and Outer Hebrides

Deployment of two scientific Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers on the sea bed for 6-12 months – no surface markers.

We will be deploying two scientific Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers on the sea bed for 6-12 months from May 2021 to collect currents data for environmental monitoring and hydrodynamic model validation.  The instruments have no surface markers and will be recovered using acoustic releases.  One of the instruments will be inside a low profile trawl-resistant frame (Little Minch, west of Skye) and one inside a steel frame (Loch Erisort).  See attachment for photos of the frames, a chart with their position and their positional details.

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Deployment of ADCPs - East of Lunna Ness, Taing of Kelswick

Deployment of two ADCP current meters mounted in a frame on the seabed at a depth of 50m, each connected via leaded groundline to anchored surface buoys 75m WSW of each instrument. Deployment Start w/c 10th May 2021. Deployment End August 2020.

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Survey - Culzean Wells Site Survey(Ref: 1204)

A 14 Day Site Survey at the Culzean Wells between 1st May - 31st October 2021.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Total E&P North Sea UK Limited

N/A

2m

5m

01/05/2021 - 31/10/2021

For 10 Days

22

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Survey - Debris Survey Buckland Drilling location (Ref: 1221)

A 2 Day Debris Survey Buckland Drilling location between the 4th May 2021 - 31st October. Using the vessel Fugro Galaxy Call sign: C6YY4.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro GB (North) Marine Ltd

Fugro Galaxy

C6YY4

N/A

04/05/2021 - 31/10/2021

For 2 Days

9

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Deployment of 2 x Metocean Buoys - North of Cromer

Partrac is to deploy two large metocean buoys (E03 and E13) at two separate locations approximately 18 miles northwest of Cromer and 28 miles north of Cromer in the southern North Sea 

Partrac is to deploy two large metocean buoys (E03 and E13) at two separate locations approximately 18 miles northwest of Cromer and 28 miles north of Cromer in the southern North Sea 

 

Once deployed, please maintain a 500m exclusion around each buoy.

 

Deployment is estimated to be carried out over one day from the 5th May 2021, weather permitting.

 

The deployments will be completed by the vessel Isle of Jura.

 

The surface buoys will include: AIS; A day shape of yellow St Andrews Cross; radar reflector; and yellow navigation light.

 

The metocean buoys record meteorological data and are anchored to the seabed by means of a mooring chain and a ground weight. The buoy has dimensions of 4m x 4m, and when deployed the tallest mast on the buoy sits approx. 4m above the water line  

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Subsea Construction Activities at the Yme field

On behalf Repsol Norge AS DeepOcean will perform subsea construction activities consisting of a new drilling template near the Yme Beta East, 11 km from the Mærsk Inspirer at the Yme Field. From the period of 10.05.2021 until 01.10.2021

The subsea service company DeepOcean will perform a series of campaigns to prepare, install, commission and protect a new subsea drilling template on the Yme field development. The subsea activities will result in these subsea assets being temporarily exposed with a reduced level of overtrawlability. Trawling within a Caution area of radius 300m around 57°45' 21.669"N 004°22' 04.416"E(WGS 84) may potentially lead to injury, loss of trawling/ fishing equipment, and/or damage to DeepOcean and/or Repsol Norge AS assets.

 

The location will be marked by a virtual AIS buoy, monitored by the Equinor Marin radar surveillance, and by the Guard vessel Esvagt Corona during this period. Equinor Marin, the Esvagt Corona and Yme Platform Mærsk Inspirer will attempt to contact fishing vessels approaching the aforementioned location.

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Deployment of Scientific Equipment - West of Loch na Keal, Isle of Mull

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) will be carrying out a Hydrographic survey in April in the waters west of Loch na Keal, Isle of Mull. Proposed works are planned to start on 28th April 2021 for approx. 110 days using MV Maid of Ulva Call sign: MCHE6.

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Rig - Noble Sam Turner

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Eastern Link - Marine Survey Operations

Marine Survey Works for the Eastern Link Project.These works precede the installation of a HVDC electricity transmission link from the East coast of Scotland (Sandford Bay, Peterhead) to the East coast of England (South of Bridlington/ Flamborough Head).

The marine survey works are being carried out by Next Geosolutions UKCS Ltd. on behalf of National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc and Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc.

 

The marine survey activities are planned to commence at Sandford Bay and close to Peterhead from the 20th April 2021. Upon completion of the Nearshore Marine Survey at Peterhead the vessel will transit to Bridlington to complete the Nearshore Marine Survey at Bridlington. Works will continue along the offshore route until August 2021. The marine survey works covered by this NtM are to be conducted by three survey vessels, divided into the following activities, as indicated:

 

Date Activity Vessel Call Sign
20 April 2021 Nearshore Marine Survey Peterhead SV Humber Guardian 2ENC3
May 2021 Nearshore Geotechnical Survey Peterhead MultiCat Forth Warrior 2JHR8
20 April - Aug 2021 Offshore Marine Survey, Peterehead to Bridlington MPSV Ievoli Cobalt IBOK
April / May 2021 Nearshore Marien Survey Bridlington SV Humber Guardian 2ENC3
May 2021 Nearshore Geotechnical Survey Bridlington MultiCat Forth Warrior 2JHR8

 

The Nearshore works are to be conducted West, of point AC6, Longitude 1° 43.5’W at Peterhead and West of point AC61, Longitude 0° 03.7’W South of Flamborough Head, Bridlington, reference Figures 1 and 2 overleaf. All vessels shall pass at a safe speed and distance, whilst fishing vessels shall remain at a safe distance (approximately 500 meters) (COLREGs Rule 16 & 18) from the areas identified during marine survey operations. The aforementioned survey vessels will be restricted in her ability to maneuver and shall deploy towed sensors during geophysical survey operations only. The survey vessels will monitor VHF Channel 16 at all times. Mobile contacts for the vessels are listed at the end of this NtM.

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Survey - Seabed Debris Garten Drilling Location (Ref: 1152)

A 1 day Seabed debris survey covering the anchor pattern of a semi-submersible rig at the Garten drilling location. Using the vessel Fugro Galaxy Call sign: C6YY4

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Fugro GB (North) Marine Ltd

Fugro Galaxy

C6YY4

N/A

07/11/2020 - 30/09/2021

For 1 Day

9/13,14,18

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Survey - Pipeline & Umbilicals (Ref: 1213)

A 99 Day Pipeline & Umbilical survey, Balmoral and its tied-back fields: Stirling, Glamis, Blair, Brenda, Nicol, Beauly and Burghley. Using Vessel MMA Ocean Pinnacle Call Sign: 9WNM1. From the 1st May until 7th August 2021.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Subsea 7

MMA Pinnacle

gWNM1

N/A

01/05/2021 - 07/08/2021

For 99 Days

16, 15

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Rig - Transocean Equinox

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Maersk Invincible

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Survey - Alexandra, Victor Debris Clearance (Ref: 1164)

A 5 Day Gardline Alexandra, Victor Debris Clearance Survey. Using Vessel MV Ocean Reliance Call Sign: HP6391 From the 15th January until 31st July 2021

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

Gardline Limited

MV Ocean Reliance

HP6391

N/A

15/01/2021 - 31/07/2021

For 2 Days

49

44

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Safe Caledonia at Elgin PUQ

The Flotel Safe Caledonia is alongside ELGIN PUQ – within 500m zone.

The Flotel Safe Caledonia is alongside ELGIN PUQ – within 500m zone. Providing additional accommodation for ongoing fabric maintenance campaign.

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Rig - Deepsea Yantai

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig Movement - Noble Hans Deul

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Brae Bravo Decommissioninig

Decommissioning and removal of the Brae Bravo Platform will be undertaken throughout 2021. Removal of topside modules and flare bridge will be undertaken ahead of removal of the main jacket in 2022.

Decommissioning and removal of the Brae Bravo Platform will be undetaken throughout 2021. Removal of topside modules and flare bridge will be undertaken ahead of removal of the main jacket in 2022.

 

Vessels will be operating near to and within the 500m safety zone as indicated.

 

Thialf

The Thialf will be alsongside the Brae Bravo platform between the 15th of April 2021 and the 24th of May 2021.

 

Bylgia

The Bylgia will enter the worksite between the 1st of May 2021 and 3rd of may 2021.

 

Sleipnir

The Sleipnir will be alsongside the Brae Bravo platform between the 15th of April 2021 and the 24th of May 2021. The Sleipnir will then return to the field to continue removal works circa 15th July2021.

 

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Rig Movement - Safe Caledonia

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending hundreds of metres outside this zone.

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Rig - COSL Innovator

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Safe Boreas accommodation vessel in Buzzard field

The Safe Boreas accommodation vessel is mobilising to the Buzzard field on April 18th 2021 for a maximum of 190 days

The Safe Boreas accommodation vessel is being located into the Buzzard field for the turnaround period, beginning on the 18th April 2021. The accommodation vessel will use dynamic positioning and will be located within the 500 m exclusion zone of the Buzzard Platform for up to 190 days. The Safe Boreas will be linked to Buzzard QU Platform via a gangway interface.

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Survey - East Orkney Site Survey (Ref: 1206)

A 6 Day East Orkney Site Survey between the 9th April 2021 - 30th September. Using the vessel Geo Ocean III Call sign: LXGP.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

GEOxyz UK

Geo Ocean III

LXGP

150m

3m

09/04/2021 - 30/09/2021

For 6 Days

6,7,12,13,14

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Survey - Hornsea Four Offshore Windfarm

Hornsea Four Offshore Windfarm will be carrying out offshore geophysical survey using the vessel Northern Storm call sign: MISA7 from 6th April until end of July 2021.

Survey completion is anticipated by the end of July 2021. The full scope of the works is anticipated to take 90 days to complete, with approximately 45 days duration surveying the proposed export cable corridor and 60 days duration surveying the proposed windfarm array areas.

 

The vessel Northern Storm call sign: MISA7 will be utilised for this survey. A local scout vessel is also contracted to reduce potential for static fishing gear interactions.

 

The survey area will be covered using a full geophysical survey spread including towed equipment. It is requested that all vessels operating within the area keep a safe distance (at least 500m) and pass at minimum speed/reduced wash.

 

 

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Rig - Safe Zephyrus

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rosebank Field Metocean Monitoring Buoys

4 x metocean monitoring buoys in the Rosebank Field area 1 x surface wave buoy 3 x subsurface buoys at 40m, 160m, and 630m

4 x Metocean monitoring buoys will be in place at the Rosebank Field until approximately Q4 2021.

3 of these buoys are subsurface with only the wave monitoring buoy on the surface.  

 

The wave buoy is painted yellow, equipped with solar panels, flashlight, active and passive radar reflectors. The active radar reflector responds to interrogating X-band radar (9.3-9.5 GHz)

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Nearshore Pre-Cable Installation Works - Neart na Gaithe OWF

Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Limited (NnGOWL) are due to commence preparation works for the export cable installation, within the nearshore extent of the Export Cable Corridor. The works are due to commence on the 13th March 2021 at the earliest.

Two jack-up vessels, Capall Mara (MBSF3) and C57 Red Squirrel (J8B5722), will carry out a small amount of seabed preparation operations and undertake trenching works along a short section of the nearshore cable route.

The Capall Mara backhoe dredger will work along the two cables routes within the nearshore area, a first pass will be made where the vessel will reposition boulders between KP0.65 and KP1.4 followed by a second pass of each route where the vessel will excavate a trench within which the cable will be laid.

 

Excavated material will be temporarily repositioned to the side of the trench and will be backfilled by the Capall Mara once the nearshore cable installation is completed.

C57 Red Squirrel will work at KP0.65, to excavate two pits at the existing HDD exits and conduct minor construction works associated with the HDD exit point. The jack up vessel C57 Red Squirrel will arrive on site supported by two tugs, Forth Trojan (2FYM4) and The Battler (MGHD9).

A Crew Transfer Vessel, Celtic Guardian (21ZH5), will transfer personnel between the Capall Mara and C57 Red Squirrel and Eyemouth harbour each day. Celtic Guardian will also support with periodic minor surveys of the route. A dive vessel, CRC Tempest (MYUY7) will also work alongside the C57 Red Squirrel providing dive support associated with the minor HDD Construction works, as required.

Vessels are requested to remain at least 500 metres away from the Capall Mara and C57 Red Squirrel. Static fishing gear is requested to remain removed from the updated exclusion area

 

Area of Operations Mariners are advised that the Capall Mara and C57 Red Squirrel, alongside a number of supporting vessels, will be mobilised to work within the nearshore area of the NnG Export Cable Corridor' The nearshore exclusion zone will replace the existing exclusion area in place from the date of this notice.

Schedule The pre-enabling construction works are due to recommence on the 13th March 2021, at the earliest, and is expected to last approximately six weeks, until 30th April 2021, weather dependent. After this work, the preparation for cable installation will commence, in early May 2021, ahead of cable installation in June and July 2021. A further notice to mariners will be issued outlining the next phase in more detail.

Weather permitting, construction works will be carried out on a continuous basis (i.e. 24-hour working, seven days a week) on the Capall Mara and on a daytime only basis (i.e. 12-hour working, seven days a week) on the C57 Red Squirrel.

 

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Survey - Alvhelm Prospect (Ref: 1193)

A 6 Day Site Survey at the Boyla Prospect between the 01st April 2021 - 31st August. Using the vessels Ramform Vanguard Call sign: C6TU8 & Sanco Chaser Call sign: ZDHH3.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

PGS Geophysical AS

Ramform Vanguard

C6TU8

Sanco Chaser

ZDHH3

6500m

6m

01/04/2021 - 31/08/2021

For 4 Days

9

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Survey - Boyla Prospect (Ref: 1192)

A 4 Day Site Survey at the Boyla Prospect between the 01st April 2021 - 31st August. Using the vessels Ramform Vanguard Call sign: C6TU8 & Sanco Chaser Call sign: ZDHH3.

Company Vessels

Towed Cable

Length & Depth

Duration Survey Block

PGS Geophysical AS

Ramform Vanguard

C6TU8

Sanco Chaser

ZDHH3

6500m

6m

01/04/2021 - 31/08/2021

For 4 Days

9

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Pipeline Flushing and Riser Decommissioning - Balmoral Area

Premier Oil’s project to flush & disconnect the Greater Balmoral Area subsea infrastructure and removal of associated risers in relation to the float-off of the Balmoral FPV will be undertaken between 28th February and 31st December 2021.

Locations Coordinates
Balmoral FPV & Template

58°13.727'N 001°06.427'E

Tap Valve No.3 (Forties Pipeline System) 58°06.622'N 001°09.449'E
Balmoral Satellite Well B29 58°15.127'N 001°03.323'E
Balmoral Satellite Well A2 58°13.970'N 001°07.953'E
Brenda Drill Centre 58°11.763'N 000°58.407'E
Brenda Umbilical cut point 58°13.810'N 001°06.318'E
Nicol Drill Centre 58°14.908'N 000°50.812'E
Stirling 20z Well 58°14.010'N 001°08.063'E
Glamis A26 Well 58°10.695'N 001°01.045'E
Glamis A27 Well

58°10.308'N 001°04.168'E

Burghley WH1 Well 58°16.052'N 001°14.148'E
Beauly Well 58°11.028'N 001°07.632'E

 

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Rig - Valaris 122

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Maersk Intrepid

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Rowan Stavanger

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Ensco 120

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - 590021

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Transocean Spitsbergen

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Valaris Gorilla VI

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Rowan Viking

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig Move - Askepott

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig Move - Maersk Inspirer

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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Rig - Valaris 123

Oil & gas rigs are protected by a 500m safety zone and some may have anchors extending beyond this zone.

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