Exposed cable at Gwynt y Môr
During a recent seabed survey within the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm site, some evidence of cable exposure was observed together with evidence of trawling activity crossing wind farm array cables.

A notice to mariners has been published to advise Mariners that there may be areas within the wind farm where electricity cables are exposed on the surface of the seabed. Mariners are advised to observe safety precautions that apply to all vessels operating within the wind farm.

The Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm consists of 160 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines and is located eight miles off Liverpool Bay. The project is owned by RWE Innogy (50%); Stadtwerke München GmbH, Munich’s municipal utilities company (30%); the UK Green Investment Bank (10%) and Siemens (10%).

Commercial operation of the offshore wind farm began in June 2015 and it generates enough electricity to meet the equivalent needs for over 400,000 average UK homes.

For more information please follow the links.
  • Windfarms
  • 4C Offshore

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