Further to the NtM (NtM001 v8.0) issued on the 23.02.21 a geophysical survey is due to be undertaken of the proposed Erebus and Valorous Floating Offshore Wind Farm (FLOW) projects. The survey will involve the use of Multibeam Echosounder (MBES), Sidescan Sonar (SSS), Sub-Bottom profiler (SBP) and Magnetometer equipment, some of which will be towed sub-surface astern of the vessel.
The survey will cover the following:
• Erebus offshore array area, plus 1km buffer;
• Valorous offshore array area;
• Valorous offshore cable corridor; and
• Freshwater landfall options.
The extent of the planned survey is shown in the attached figure. Coordinates of the offshore array (and buffer) are also provided below.
The work will be undertaken by one vessel, operated by the survey contractor, GEOxyz – see links below for further detail.