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.
y Môr offshore wind farm
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.