Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm - Shallow Buried Export Cable

Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm - Shallow Buried Export Cable

A number of areas along both the north and south export cables, known as Cable Exposure Zones, are currently either exposed at seabed, or insufficiently buried. As discussed during recent commercial fisheries consultation meetings, the Race Bank project has recently acquired additional geophysical survey data along the export cable route.

The findings of these surveys require the spatial extents of the previously communicated Cable Exposure Zones to be updated.

In general, the location of the previously communicated Cable Exposure Zone remains unchanged, however, some zones have been removed, some zones have either decreased or increased in size, and some new zones have been added. The combined spatial extent of the updated set of Cable Exposure Zones has not increased when compared against the combined spatial extent of the previously communicated set of Cable Exposure Zones.

Locations of the updated set of Cable Exposure Zones. As before, the spatial extent of each Cable Exposure Zone incorporates a 50m buffer area around the exposed or insufficiently buried length of cable. The below table provides the length and width of each Cable Exposure Zone, along with coordinate points marking either end, and/or the centre point, of each Cable Exposure Zone.

See Latest Kingfisher Renewables Bulletin for locations:

https://www.seafish.org/article/kingfisher-bulletins

Hywel Roberts, Orsted, Tel: +44 78 2 7841869  email: HYWRO@orsted.co.uk

 

 

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