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LogIn Event Type: Other -
Other The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) are working together to undertake a Review of Consents for offshore wind farms within a proposed area for the protection of harbour porpoise. The draft Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) will be published late summer LogIn and will be followed by a 6 week consultation period. The HRA was originally due to be published in February LogIn but has been delayed to incorporate new modelling results for assessment. The HRA will assess the potential effects from noise pollution on harbour porpoise and their prey, i.e. fish species.
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In January LogIn the Government submitted the Southern North Sea candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSAC) to the European Commission to designate an area of the southern North Sea for the protection of harbour porpoise. The site covers an area of 36,951 km2 extending from the central North Sea, north of the Dogger Bank, to the Strait of Dover. It is estimated that the site potentially supports approximately 18,500 harbour porpoise. This designation has triggered a statutory duty, under the Habitats Regulations, a review of planning consents for a number of offshore wind farms to assess the impacts of these projects on the new cSAC with the option to decide whether to affirm, modify or revoke the consent accordingly.
It is considered that the most likely impacts from offshore wind farms that could affect the integrity of the site will be from sound caused during construction, operation or decommissioning activities e.g. piling, UXO clearance, vessels etc.
The review of consents will include:
• Creyke Beck A and B, Teesside B
• Teesside B
• Hornsea Project 1
• Hornsea Project 2,
• East Anglia One,
• Triton Knoll,
• Dudgeon
• Greater Gabbard,
• Galloper.
BEIS announced a call for information regarding the consent review, which ran between 6th October LogIn and 3rd November LogIn. Stakeholders were invited to comment on both the indicative timeline for the review and the scoping document. On 5th December LogIn BEIS hosted a meeting with the objective to give key stakeholders the opportunity to discuss their responses to the BEIS review of consents call for information.
Responses were received from Innogy, SSE, Scottish Power, Orsted, Vattenfall, Galloper Wind Farm ltd., Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, WWF, Renewable UK, Natural England etc. The general consensus was that the consultation timeframe was very limited considering the amount of work required by the developers and the significance of the review. Responses included a request for clarity regarding how the noise impacts will be assessed, what activities are included and the method for the selection of projects to be reviewed. Transparency of how the projects may be affected was also requested. Renewable UK expressed concerns at how any delays to projects caused by the review could result in missed CfD opportunities and negative impacts on supply chain commitments.
The Secretary of State will review the stakeholder responses and will draft a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).

Source: LogIn
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LogIn Event Type: Operation - Service Agreement Expires
Service Agreement Expires The order of 140x Siemens SWT-3.6-107 turbines came with a five-year service and warranty agreement.
Source: LogIn
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03-Nov-2017 Event Type: Other -
Other In January 2017 the Government submitted the Southern North Sea candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSAC) to the European Commission to designate an area of the southern North Sea for the protection of harbour porpoise. The site covers an area of 36,951 km2 extending from the central North Sea, north of the Dogger Bank, to the Strait of Dover. It is estimated that the site potentially supports approximately 18,500 harbour porpoise. This designation has triggered a statutory duty, under the Habitats Regulations, a review of planning consents for a number of offshore wind farms to assess the impacts of these projects on the new cSAC with the option to decide whether to affirm, modify or revoke the consent accordingly.
It is considered that the most likely impacts from offshore wind farms that could affect the integrity of the site will be from sound caused during construction, operation or decommissioning activities e.g. piling, UXO clearance, vessels etc.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) are working together to undertake this review.
The review of consents will include:
• Creyke Beck A and B, Teesside B
• Teesside B
• Hornsea Project 1
• Hornsea Project 2,
• East Anglia One,
• Triton Knoll,
• Dudgeon
• Greater Gabbard,
• Galloper.
BEIS announced a call for information regarding the consent review, which ran between 6th October 2017 and 3rd November 2017. Stakeholders were invited to comment on both the indicative timeline for the review and the scoping document. On 5th December 2017 BEIS hosted a meeting with the objective to give key stakeholders the opportunity to discuss their responses to the BEIS review of consents call for information.
Responses were received from Innogy, SSE, Scottish Power, Orsted, Vattenfall, Galloper Wind Farm ltd., Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, WWF, Renewable UK, Natural England etc. The general consensus was that the consultation timeframe was very limited considering the amount of work required by the developers and the significance of the review. Responses included a request for clarity regarding how the noise impacts will be assessed, what activities are included and the method for the selection of projects to be reviewed. Transparency of how the projects may be affected was also requested. Renewable UK expressed concerns at how any delays to projects caused by the review could result in missed CfD opportunities and negative impacts on supply chain commitments.
The Secretary of State will review the stakeholder responses and will draft a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). The HRA will assess the potential effects from sound on harbour porpoise and their prey, i.e. fish species. The HRA was originally due to be published in February 2018 but this has been delayed. The draft HRA is now expected to be published for consultation in late summer for a period of 6 weeks. The publication date has been delayed to incorporate new modelling results for assessment.

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31-Aug-2017 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Turbine
Turbine Altitec completed inspection and repairs on turbines at Greater Gabbard. The work this summer followed end of warranty (EOW) inspections carried out last year, and featured two teams operating on-site over a period of six weeks. The affected turbines remained operational right up until repairs were carried out, at which point they were taken offline until the repairs were completed. During this downtime, Altitec’s technicians inspected and treated blades for damage resulting from general wear and tear and lightning damage. In total, Altitec inspected 140 turbines at the site.
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29-Aug-2017 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Turbine
Turbine Jack up vessel Windserver is due to arrive on site between 23rd and 29th August, after completing work at Teesside, to conduct component exchanges on 4 turbines. Operations are expected to last up to 11 days.
Source: LogIn
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Apr-2017 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Foundation
Foundation ENGIE Fabricom plan to start repair works to the grouting of 20 foundations on the site.
Source: LogIn
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16-Feb-2017 Event Type: Decommissioning - Met Mast
Met Mast Decommissioning of met-masts IGMMZ and IGMMX commenced. Work is scheduled to complete on 16th March 2017.
Source: LogIn
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19-Nov-2016 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Turbine
Turbine The jack-up vessel Seajacks Leviathan will be onsite until 20th December working on turbines: IGD-04, IGD-03, IGI-06, IGH-07, IGI-08, IGG-08, IGH-01, GAC-07 and GAA-01. The nature of the work has not yet been disclosed.
Source: LogIn
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07-Oct-2016 Event Type: Other -
Other The Technology and Construction Court in London made a ruling in principle that ZPMC has been found liable in contract for the cracks in some foundation components supplied to the windfarm. The court's ruling supports the claim filed by Flour. A case scheduled for next year will determine the level of damages.
ZPMC was ordered to pay £1.75m to Flour as way of an interim payment to help offset the costs of the case to date.
On 30/09/2014 Flour submitted legal action against ZPMC after Fluor subcontracted foundation manufacture to ZPMC and cracks were discovered on the foundations.

Source: LogIn
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18-Jan-2016 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Turbine
Turbine Seajacks' vessel Kraken arrived on site to replace a transformer on turbine IGC10. The Kraken left on the 20/01/2016.
Source: LogIn
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14-Jul-2015 Event Type: Operation - Environmental and Seabed Monitoring
Environmental and Seabed Monitoring The Channel Chieftain V carried out bathymetric surveys on the wind farm. Work commenced on the 14th July and lasted for a period of 2 Months.
Source: LogIn
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12-Jul-2015 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Turbine
Turbine The A2SEA challenger undertook jack-up operations from 12-24th July 2015. Works took place at turbine IGJ03 and IGG06.
Source: LogIn
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31-May-2015 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Turbine
Turbine Jack-up barge operations commenced and lasted until 14th June 2015. The work was under taken by the vessel A2SEA Sea Challenger.
Source: LogIn
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Apr-2015 Event Type: Operation - Environmental and Seabed Monitoring
Environmental and Seabed Monitoring The Channel Chieftain V carried out bathymetric surveys at the wind farm for a period of one week.
Source: LogIn
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31-Mar-2015 Event Type: Operation - Performance Monitoring
Performance Monitoring In the period of April 2014 to March 2015 the offshore transmission assets, operated by Greater Gabbard OFTO plc, had an availability of 100% with an output of 1,729,217 MWh, implying a project capacity factor of 39.5%.
Source: LogIn
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22-Jan-2015 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Turbine
Turbine The THV Galatea replaced the transformer on turbine IGH07. It was there for 2 days.
Source: LogIn
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05-Nov-2014 Event Type: Operation - Environmental and Seabed Monitoring
Environmental and Seabed Monitoring The vessel Channel Chieftain carried out a Bathemetric survey from 05/11/2014 - 12/11/2014.
Source: LogIn
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30-Sep-2014 Event Type: Other -
Other Fluor has issued a legal action against Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry (ZPMC). Fluor subcontracted foundation manufacture to ZPMC and there was subsequent quality problems. Fluor had previously made a failed attempt to sue SSE and RWE. The original contract was for 234EUR but the lawsuit is to claim 250EUR for the original contract and for repair costs, delays and other losses.
Source: LogIn
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22-Aug-2014 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Turbine
Turbine Jack-up barge Leviathan performed maintenance on three turbines (GAD06, IGC-01, IGH-06) over the course of one month; it is suspected that Leviathan continued with work regarding gearbox and main bearing failures.
Source: LogIn
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15-Aug-2014 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Export Cable
Export Cable Concrete mattress protection along the export cable route was examined by divers and ensured they were properly embedded following complaints from local fishermen following exposure; work is due to start on the 15th August using the Suffolk Spirit: Coastal Worker.
Source: LogIn
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11-Mar-2014 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Turbine
Turbine Seajacks Leviathan will be on site providing O&M services to eight of the turbines (IGB-03, IGB-01, IGE-06, IGF-01, IGI-09 GAF-02, GAD-07, GAE-07). Gearbox and main bearing failures are the cause of the maintenance campaign. The work is expected to last until 28th April 2014.
Source: LogIn
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07-Aug-2013 Event Type: Operation - Fully Commissioned
Fully Commissioned The project was inaugurated on this day all 140 turbines are producing power.
Source: LogIn
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14-May-2013 Event Type: Other -
Other Fluor and Greater Gabbard Winds Ltd. reached an agreement to settle all outstanding claims on the construction of the offshore wind farm.
Source: LogIn
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24-Jan-2013 Event Type: Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - Export Cable
Export Cable Repair works to the export cable - the cable had become exposed in places and concrete mattresses were installed to rectify this. This was first reported in early December 2013.
Source: LogIn
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07-Sep-2012 Event Type: Operation - Generating Power
Generating Power All of the 140 turbines were commissioned and exported power. There was still a contractual dispute between owner Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited (GGOWL) and contractor Fluor over the quality of the foundations.
Source: LogIn
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26-Jul-2012 Event Type: Operation - Generating Power
Generating Power 137 of the 140 turbines were generating power.
Source: LogIn
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27-Jun-2012 Event Type: Operation - Generating Power
Generating Power 133 of 140 turbines were generating power.
Source: LogIn
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09-Mar-2012 Event Type: Installation - Export Cable Installation
Export Cable Installation Third and final export cable was installed.
Source: LogIn
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28-Feb-2012 Event Type: Installation - Turbine Installation
Turbine Installation All turbines were installed as Seajacks' Leviathan left the project site.
Source: LogIn
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17-Feb-2012 Event Type: Failure - Foundation
Foundation It was found that up to 35 foundations were suspected to have welding defects and were considered inaccessible by technicians due to concerns over safety. To test for cracks, a tracer dye was added to the water inside the foundations and a ROV was used to monitor whether the dye was visible outside of the foundation.
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