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HORNSEA PROJECT THREE OFFSHORE WIND FARM NOTICE

HORNSEA PROJECT THREE OFFSHORE WIND FARM NOTICE

Published: 14 May 2020

THE ENERGY ACT 2004

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SAFETY ZONE SCHEME DURING CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR MAINTENANCE OF THE HORNSEA PROJECT TWO 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 Optimus Wind Limited, Breesea Limited, Soundmark Wind Limited and Sonningmay Wind Limited (“the Project Two Undertakers”) (company numbers 07883284, 07883217, 10721881, 10722635, respectively), with its registered offices at 5 Howick Place, Westminster, London, SW1P 1WG) have applied for consent from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 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 Hornsea Project Two Offshore Wind Farm, during construction and periods of major maintenance.

The following safety zones will be applied for:

• 500 metre (m) “rolling” safety zones around any wind turbine or offshore substation (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 wind turbine or offshore substation where construction work is not ongoing prior to final commissioning.

• 500m safety zones around any wind turbine, offshore substation or reactive compensation substation 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 safety zone scheme, which may be downloaded at https://hornseaprojects.co.uk/hornsea-project-two/application-for-consents, or alternately a request can be made for a copy by email to NATLO@orsted.co.uk (referencing ‘Hornsea Two 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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