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DOGGER BANK OFFSHORE WINDFARM NOTICE

DOGGER BANK OFFSHORE WINDFARM NOTICE

Published: 25 March 2022

THE ENERGY ACT 2004 

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SAFETY ZONE SCHEME DURING CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR MAINTENANCE OF THE DOGGER BANK A OFFSHORE WIND FARM 

THE ELECTRICITY (OFFSHORE GENERATING STATIONS) (SAFETY ZONES) (APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND CONTROL OF ACCESS) REGULATIONS 2007 – STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 2007 NO 1948

Notice is hereby given that Doggerbank Offshore Wind Farm Project 1 Projco Limited  (company number 07791991), with registered offices at Doggerbank Offshore Wind Farm Project 1 Projco Limited, No. 1 Forbury Place 43 Forbury Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 3JH have applied for consent from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy as set out in the Energy Act 2004 and the Electricity (Offshore Generating Stations) (Safety Zones) (Application Procedures and Control of Access) Regulations 2007 (SI No 2007/1948) for safety zones as detailed below, for the consented Dogger Bank A offshore wind farm during construction and periods of major maintenance during the operational phase. 

The following safety zones will be applied for: 

500 metre (m) “rolling” safety zones around any Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) or Offshore Substation Platform (OSP) (including any associated or partially constructed infrastructure, e.g., foundations) whilst work is underway at that structure, as indicated by the presence of construction vessels. 

50m pre-commissioning zones around any WTG or OSP where construction work is not ongoing prior to final commissioning. 

500m safety zones around any WTG or OSP where major maintenance is being undertaken during the operational phase (where major maintenance is as defined under the Electricity Regulations 2007 (SI No 2007/1948)). 

Details of the safety zones will be provided via Notice to Mariners prior to the commencement of any construction and major maintenance operations. Further details are provided in the supporting safety zone application, for which a request can be made for a copy by email to DoggerBankConsentsConsultations@sse.com (referencing ‘Dogger Bank A Safety Zone Application’ in the subject line). 

Any person wishing to make representations to the Secretary of State about the application should do so by email to the Secretary of State, Energy Infrastructure Planning Team, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at beiseip@beis.gov.uk stating the name of the proposal and nature of their representations, not later than 28 days from the date or latest date of publication of the notice.

 

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