New boulder clearance vessel coming to Neart na Gaoithe

Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. (NnGOWL) is set to replace the boulder clearance vessel Sartor with Vos Sweet at the 450 MW UK offshore wind project.

Vos Sweet is expected to replace Sartor from 10 August to undertake the remaining seabed preparation works within the project site.

The work will be carried out using a subsea multi-tool remotely operated vehicle with a grab.

It is currently anticipated that, weather permitting, construction works will be carried out on a continuous basis, 24-hour working, seven days a week.

The boulder relocation, which commenced on 2 April, is expected to take place until 30 September.

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