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2005-2006, BOWind, Barrow Offshore Wind Farm, Construction Monitoring

2005-2006, BOWind, Barrow Offshore Wind Farm, Construction Monitoring

Topic categories:

Birds

Marine Mammals

Noise

Onshore

Sedimentology

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Wind

Collection date:

Mar 2005 - Dec 2006

Development:

Barrow

Publication date:

May 2021

Round:

1

Organisation:

BOWind

Phase:

Construction

Description

Barrow Offshore Wind Farm is located
in the East Irish Sea near Barrowin-
Furness. The transmission cable
runs into Morecambe Bay where it is
connected to the National Grid transformer
station in Heysham.
The construction of Barrow Offshore
Wind Farm took place between
March 2005 and July 2006. The wind
farm is now operational and generating
power. Surveys are ongoing
during the autumn 2006 to monitor
cable burial depth. It is likely that additional
work will be required to secure
exposed or vulnerable offshore
cable sections.
This document describes the environmental
monitoring undertaken during
the construction phase in 2005–
2006. The environmental monitoring
reported in this document should be
seen as a continuation of the preconstruction
monitoring. Monitoring
activities will continue post construction
and will be reported annually to
the licensing authority, as described
in the FEPA licence, for a period of
three years.
The environmental monitoring did
not register major or unforeseen
environmental impacts during construction
of the wind farm. The following
paragraphs summarise the
primary results from the monitoring
programme. Please note, the boat-based bird survey data is also present in this series.