March 27, 2014

Monitoring Survey

North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm

The main objectives of the surveys were as follows:

  • Survey of 1200m wide corridor for long term monitoring of sand wave migration.  Side scan imagery also to be used to assess seabed material types.
  • Close pass survey to assess scour around the base of each turbine; multibeam echo sounder only.
  • Side scan sonar and multibeam echo sounder survey of the inter-array cables and export cable.
  • Close pass multibeam echo sounder only survey around each turbine base and a meteorological mast.