Edda Fonn, Voe Vanguard to Clear Way for Rampion Export Cable
Vessels Edda Fonn and Voe Vanguard are on their way to the Rampion site to carry out boulder clearance and UXO identification on the CR4 export cable route, according to the project’s Notice to Mariners and vessels’ latest AIS data.
Edda Fonn will be operating along the extents of the export cable, around the offshore substation and at a selection of wind turbines, while Voe Vanguard will generally focus operations in shallower waters of the cable route, but will also be working along the extents of the export cable, around the offshore substation and around some of the wind turbines.
Both campaigns will take place over approximately four weeks with operations on a 24/7 basis.
The Rampion offshore wind farm will also see inter-array cable protection works during the upcoming period.
While the turbines and other major components of the 400MW offshore wind farm off Sussex have been installed, and commissioning operations are underway, the export cable route works will continue until full operation in autumn 2018.
The wind farm features 116 MHI Vestas 3.45MW turbines.