18-2021: North Falls Offshore windfarm; geophysical and environmental site investigations

North Falls Offshore 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 North Falls Offshore Wind Farm (NFOW) site.

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

The geophysical operations at the North Falls site are expected to be carried out from the Fugro Mercator 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.

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 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.

 

General Information
Name Mercator
Flag Bahamas
MMSI 311000786
IMO 9299977
Call Sign C6DU5
Class BV + 100 A5 K MC AUT
Dimensions
Length 42.35m
Beam 10.34m
Draught (loaded) 1.4m
Gross Tonnage 360
Communication (VHF Channel 16)
Master +31 615 42 06 73
Vessel Sat Phone +47 2240 8646
Email: bridge@mca.fugro.com

 

 

Sam Litchfield – Vessel Project Manager (Fugro Mercator)

Mob: +44 (0) 7748 988 393, Email: s.litchfield@fugro.com

 

 

Curtis Marshall

The environmental operations at the North Falls site are expected to be carried out from the Curtis Marshall 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.

 

Important Information

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.

 

General Information
Name Curtis Marshall
MMSI 235107219
Call Sign 2HWN3
Type Catapult 396
Dimensions
Length 27m
Beam 8m
Draught (loaded) 1.65m
Gross Tonnage 110
Communication (VHF Channel 16)
Contact Number +44 (0) 7487 737 865

 

Craig Barrett – Environmental Package Manager (Curtis Marshall)

Mob: +44 2392 205 558, Email: c.barrett@fugro.com

 

 

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 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.

 

Important Information

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.

 

General Information
Name Fugro Seeker
MMSI 235102539
Call Sign 2HCS2
Type Catapult 396
Dimensions
Length 12.00m
Beam 4.90m
Draught (loaded) 1.10m
Gross Tonnage 19
Communication (VHF Channel 16)
Master Mark Shelley +44 7766 000 208

Will Rand +44 7585 992 459

Party Chief Dan Goodall +44 7961 046 376

Tony Tranah +44 7825606 697

Email: Master.fugroseeker@fugro.com

Partychief.fugroseeker@fugro.com

 

 

Daniel Ferguson – Project Manager & Vessel Project Manager (Fugro Seeker)

Mob: +44 (0) 7968 845551, Email: d.ferguson@fugro.com

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