Notices to Mariners published
Notices that are relevant to statutory and local authorities, owners, ships agents, masters, pilots, fishermen and other sea users are published here.
Notice to Mariners 97 – Installation of nearshore east export cable protection
The rock bag installation vessel Voe Vanguard will be placing rock bags for cable protection between KP 0.95 and KP 1.5 on the east export cable. Operations are planned to start on 27 February and will last approximately five days, weather permitting.
During this five day work scope the vessel will also conduct identical works within the wind farm array.
Notice to Mariners 96 – Rampion export cable surface laid and wet stored anchor cable UPDATE
This notice supersedes Notice to Mariners 95 as the wet stored anchor wire has now been recovered.View more
Notice to Mariners 95 – Rampion export cable surface laid and wet stored anchor cable
Export cable: Due to technical issues and weather forecasts the Stemat Spirit will surface lay the export cable from KP5 to the offshore substation. Weather permitting there will be a guard vessel in the vicinity.
Wet stored anchor wire: Due to technical issues with a winch there has been 1400 metres of anchor wire laid on the sea bed. See chart in the attached notice. As per above, weather permitting there will be a guard vessel present until the wire is removed.
Notice to Mariners 93 – Installation of inshore export duct marker buoy
The marker will be removed when the Stemat Spirit arrives back on site around 21 January to install the new export cable. This date is weather dependent.
Notice to Mariners 92 – Installation of new east export cable update
This Notice to Mariners supersedes and closes out Notice to Mariners 87.
The Stemat Spirit has completed the removal of the east export cable. The Stemat Spirit and associated vessels will depart site after the Panda’s operation and sail to Velson where the new export cable will be loaded.
Installation of the new export cable will commence on approximately 21 January 2018 and the work will last for a period of around three weeks. Please note that the proposed dates are weather dependent.View more
Notice to Mariners 91 – Rampion Notice to Mariners update 2018
Notice to Mariners 90 – Inter array cable protection operations (Phase 1)
The vessel Storness will be placing rocks over the installed array cables around the offshore substation. Operations are planned to commence on 4 January and are due to last for approximately three days, weather permitting.
Notice to Mariners 89 – Temporary inshore anchor wet storage
The Stemat Spirit will be wet storing seven anchors within an area specified in this Notice to Mariners for approximately two weeks.
Notice to Mariners 88 – Dive operations from MPI Discovery
Dive operations are planned in the next week on the Rampion fibre optic cable using the MPI Discovery as a dive platform at the offshore substation. Operations are due to be completed in five days, weather permitting.
Notice to Mariners 87 – Installation of new east export cable
The Stemat Spirit and associated anchor handling tugs will commence preparations for the installation of a new east export cable on Saturday 9 December. The works will last for approximately four weeks.
Notice to Mariners 86 – Rampion cardinal and wave rider buoys update
This notice closes out all previous notifications regarding Rampion cardinal and wave rider buoys.
Please note that Wave Rider Buoy No. 2 has now been relocated.
New coordinates are included in the Notice.
Notice to Mariners 85 – Rampion wave rider update
This notice closes out all previous notifications regarding Rampion wave rider buoys
Notice to Mariners 84 – Withdrawn
Due to alterations this Notice to Mariners was withdrawn.
Notice to Mariners 83 – East cardinal mark repairs
Rampion’s east cardinal mark – on the east side of the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm – will be temporarily removed for repairs to be carried out onshore. Works are planned to commence on 26 November 2017 and expected to last until 30 November 2017. The vessel Voe Vanguard will undertake the removal and redeployment.
Notice to Mariners 82 – Dive operations nearshore fibre optic cable burial
UPDATE: This operation is no longer going ahead so the Notice to Mariners is closed.
Notice to Mariners 81 – Backfilling of west export cable floatation pits
The dredge vessel Costa Verde will be backfilling flotation pits two and three on the inshore west export cable with operations planned to start on 4 December 2017. The work should take approximately five days (weather conditions permitting).
The vessel will navigate along the export cable corridor and collect the spoil NW of the offshore substation and deposit to back into the inshore pits.
Notice to Mariners 80 – Array cables burial surveys
UPDATE: This Notice to Mariners is now closed.View more
Notice to Mariners 79 – Installation of clump weights for dive vessel Terremare on inshore export cable
The anchor handler will deploy six 10-ton clump weights for the dive vessel undertaking works on the nearshore export cable (see Notice to Mariners 74).
The operations are planned to start on the 15 November 2017 and is planned to be completed in a week (weather permitting).
Notice to Mariners 77 – Installation of nearshore west export cable protection 01
The rock bag installation vessel Voe Vanguard will be placing rock bags for cable protection between KP 0.95 and KP 1.5 on the west export cable. Operations are planned to start on the 23 November and will last approximately 5 days (weather permitting).
Once completed, the vessel will undertake repairs to the east cardinal top mark. This operation will take one day to complete.
Notice to Mariners 76 – Additional array cable surveys
UPDATE: This operation is no longer going ahead so the Notice to Mariners is closed.
Notice to Mariners 75 – Export Cables shallow buried or exposed cable hazards
This Notice to Mariners supersedes and cancels Notice to Mariners 72.
There are additional hazards in Area 1: As per Notice to Mariners 74, divers will be installing non-return valves on the end of the horizontal directionally drilled ducts. Mariners are advised to read the information in this Notice to Mariners and act accordingly.
Notice to Mariners 74 – Dive operations on nearshore export cable ducts
The dive vessel Terramare 1 will undertake dive operations on the nearshore export cable horizontal directional drill ducts from Monday 30 October for approximately three days.
Notice to Mariners 73 – Depth of burial surveys (export and array cables)
The survey vessel Bibby Athena undertook the depth of burial surveys of the export and array cables from 2 October 2017 for two weeks. The surveys were completed on 16 October.
Notice to Mariners 72 – Shallow buried and exposed cable hazards
This Notice to Mariners supersedes and cancels Notice to Mariners 56. Due to either seabed conditions, or to enable jointing/protection works, some sections of the export cables have been either shallow buried or are currently laid exposed on the seabed. Until further notice.
Notice to Mariners 71 – Main array hazard area
This Notice to Mariners supersedes and cancels Notice to Mariners 65. It should be noted that all inter array cables have now been installed and buried. Ongoing until further notice.
Notice to Mariners 70 – Rampion wave rider buoy update
Wave Rider Buoy No. 3 has now been relocated and new wave rider buoy locations summarised in this document. Ongoing until further notice.
Notice to Mariners 69 – Installation of fibre optic cable
Update on the installation of the fibre optic cable offshore.View more
Vessel guidance published for sea users
All sea users are asked to make themselves aware of the increasing intensity of high-speed construction craft off the coast, in the project’s Guidance for Third Party Vessels on Rampion CTV Operations.
You can read the Guidance here.View more
Notice to Mariners 65 – Main array hazard area
This Notice to Mariners supersedes and cancels NtM 57 and refers to inter array cabling locations and progress.View more
Notice to Mariners 64 – Export cable ROV survey
Rampion commenced a tracked ROV survey along the export cable routes on Monday 15 May 2017. Work is currently on hold.
Notice to Mariners 62 – Excavator stranded
Excavator stranded in the sea close to Lancing beach.View more
Notice to Mariners 49 – Safe distances around all structures within Rampion Offshore Wind Farm
The seabed around all Rampion Offshore Wind Farm structures contains a number of hazards in close proximity including: exposed cables, scour protection and rock bags. Mariners are requested to remain a minimum safe distance of 50 metres from all these structures.
Notice to Mariners 17 – Rock pad installation, Round 2
Further rock pads were installed in the main array area, at locations detailed in this document. Until June 2018.
Notice to Mariners 16 – Rock pad installation
Rock pads have been installed in the main array area, at locations detailed within this document, until June 2018.
Notice to Mariners 9 – Application of approved safety zones during construction
The Secretary of State approved the application of safety zones on the project. There is a statutory 500m safety zone around all structures where a construction vessel is present and a statutory 50m safety zone around all structures whilst personnel are working on them. Until June 2018.
Notice to Mariners 1 – Deployment of permanent cardinal buoys
Rampion Offshore Wind Farm deployed project cardinal buoys for the construction period and their positions can be found in this Notice to Mariners. Until June 2018.