THE ENERGY ACT 2004

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 Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Limited (a company registered in the UK, company number 03696654, registered office at Triton Knoll, Trigonos, Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SN5 6PB) 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 Triton Knoll 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 partially constructed or completed wind turbine or offshore substation prior to final commissioning.
  • 500m safety zones around any wind turbine or offshore substation where major maintenance is being undertaken during the operational phase (as indicated by the presence of a major maintenance vessel as defined under the Electricity Regulations 2007 (SI No 2007/1948), e.g., Heavy Lift Vessel, jack-up, SOV).

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 obtained by emailing consultation@anatec.com and requesting a copy (referencing “Triton Knoll” in the subject line), or via a request made in writing to the registered address given above.

Any person wishing to make representations to the Secretary of State about the application should do so in writing to the Secretary of State, c/o The Energy Infrastructure Planning Team, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Orchard 2, Level 3, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1A 0ET. Alternatively, consultation responses could be submitted to: 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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