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1 Navitus Bay Wind Park Recreational Sailing Consultation April/May 2012

2 Owned by 60 Dutch Municipalities. The largest shareholders being: Rotterdam (31%), The Hague (16%), Dordecht (9%) Approximately 2 million business and retail customers 24,500 GWh electricity / 6,700 million m 3 Gas sold in ,922m annual turnover (2010) 6545 employees Head Office in Rotterdam - the main energy port of Western Europe Eneco Group Profile 2

3 Present Activity The Netherlands, UK, France, Belgium, Germany Legend On- and Offshore Wind energy Bio energy Solar energy Heat Heat pump Hydro power Own and operate 29 wind farms in Europe, including 120MW Prinses Amalia offshore project

4 The Crown Estate – Round 3 32 GW target by 2020 Meet 25% of UK demand

5 Project Development Area Overview Site chosen after a zone appraisal and planning (ZAP) process in accordance with guidance from The Crown Estate – constraints mapping 76 square miles At least 900MW, up to 1200MW Average water depths 30-50m 7.1 nm from Swanage at its closest point, 8.9 nm from Bournemouth and 7.1 nm from the Needles 5

6 Zone Appraisal Studies Environmental Data Gap Analysis Seascape and visual impact study Commercial Fisheries Shipping and Navigation Benthic Habitat Study Archaeological Study Aviation and Mod Study Ornithology Metocean Study Geological Modelling UXO Studies Wind Resource Assessment Trenching Assessment Foundation and turbine concept study

7 ZAP – Consultations Navigation – MCA, Trinity House, Harbour Authorities (5), RYA, Chamber of Shipping, Ferry Companies (3) Borough/District/City Councils (11) Environment – CEFAS, JNCC, MMO, Natural England, English Heritage, IoW AONB Board, New Forest National Park Authority, National Trust, Dorset Coast Forum, Solent Protection RDAs – SEEDA, SWRDA Government – MoD, DoT, OFCOM Aviation – MoD, Bournemouth Airport, Southampton Airport, NATS MCZs – Balanced Seas, Finding Sanctuary Fishing – NFFO, MMO, Southern Sea Fisheries Aggregates – Cemex, Hanson, Tarmac Tourism – South East / South West Tourism Boards Others – National Grid, Portsmouth University The Public – 14 public information days held

8 Distances from shore

9 Onshore Works – cable route & substation Grid Connection at Mannington (north of Bournemouth) Cable corridor ~1km wide –Identified using environmental, engineering and landowner constraints Two landfall options under consideration Two substation options consulted on near to Mannington 9

10 High Level Project Schedule Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report completed September 2011 Offshore Works 2012: Geophysical survey, Borehole for Met Mast, Met Mast installation (subject to license) The Development Consent Order (DCO) Application to IPC end of Consent decision expected end of 2014 / Q Financial Close / Construction Contracts to be awarded in 2016 Construction Proposed to commence 2016 Operational Wind Park 2019 / 2020

11 Navigational Safety Risk Assessment Part of EIA consent process. Navigation Statutory Consultees - MCA & THLS Other consultees include: COS; Ferry & Shipping Companies; Fishing Organisations; Recreational bodies (RYA, BSAC); individual organisations e.g. Yacht clubs. All classes of vessel (including recreational) have to be assessed. AIS/Radar surveys inform risk analysis as does consultation with representative bodies and local organisations. 11

12 Navigational Safety Risk Assessment MCA advises MMO on acceptability of proposal with regards to navigational safety. –Has to demonstrate that those affected have been identified and consultation taken place. –Methodology has to be acceptable. –Demonstration that claims of tolerability of risk are supported by evidence. 12

13 NSRA programme Programme –Apr to Jul 2012: Formal consultation with organisations –Nov 2011 to Aug 2012: Continuous AIS Survey –Feb/Mar & Jul 2012: Radar survey –Jul/Aug 2012: Data analysis and risk assessment –October 2012: Complete NSRA

14 AIS Survey Data Plot All Vessels 1-7 Jul, 1-7 Aug

15 Recreational Vessels Jul 1- 7, Aug 1 – 7,

16 Radar Survey (Non-AIS Tracks) Feb/Mar

17 Radar Survey Data – 28 th Feb – 13 th March 2012 FerriesCommercial / Military FishingRecreationalUndefined Total Average

18 Met mast, AIS Survey Data Plot All Vessels 9 Nov – 7 Dec

19 RYA wind farm survey Conducted in 2011 to gather first hand information of experiences sailing through wind farms More than 80% of respondents found no difficulty sailing through a wind farm Over 75% of those who had sailed through a wind farm would not alter passage in the future The RYA described responses as overwhelmingly positive whilst emphasising the need for continual engagement to ensure that access and safe passages were maintained.

20 RNLI Casualty Data 2007 – 2012 (1) 20

21 RNLI Casualty Data (2) 21

22 RNLI Casualty Figures – Persons / animals in distress Small Recreational Craft (Jetski, sail/kite board, dinghy, canoe) Powerboats ( inc. launches, dive boats) Sailing Vessels Cargo/ Pax Other Total

23 Meteorological Mast Single temporary structure up to 100m in height Licence issued by the Marine Management Organisation A navigation safety risk assessment report was submitted with the application The conclusions of the report have been accepted by the MCA and they have responded with no objection. THLS have requested further examination of traffic data and we are in the process of agreeing lighting requirements.

24 Access to Wind farm No intention to extinguish navigational rights for the area as a whole. Use of Safety Zones: –Construction Phase – 500m around spread –Operational Phase – 50m around each WTG Distances between turbines/rows – dependent on number of turbines and rated capacity/size of rotor. Rotor Clearance – recommended 22m above MHWS. 24

25 Controls and Risk Mitigation Recommendations for construction phase: –Working areas - iaw IALA MBS. –Consider guard ships. –NtM, WZs in advance and during activities. –Progressive introduction of safety zones Recommendation for operational phase - Individual WTG –Painted yellow all round fm HAT to 15m or AtN. –Consider retro-reflective material. –AtN (light) >6m above HAT and below rotor arc. –Unique identifier (down lit sufficient that collision may be avoided) 25

26 Controls & Risk Mitigation (cont) Recommendation for operational phase (Farm) –Significant Peripheral Structures (SPS) – Special mark (Fl.Y) light(s) visible all round. Synchronised. 5nm Nominal range. –Consider synchronisation of ALL SPSs. –Distance between SPS should not exceed 3nm. –If sides >3nm, then Intermediate Peripheral Structures (IPS) should be lit (Special Mark Fl.Y) BUT character distinctly different from SPS. 2nm Nominal range. Consider: –Lighting ALL peripheral structures. –Lighting ALL structures WITHIN windfarm. –RACONS/radar reflectors. –AIS. –Sound signals. 26

27 Search and Rescue ASMS/ERCoP Trials of SAR Helo at North Hoyle - MSA 10/6/239, May 2005 –Braking rotors and locking yaw (MCA ASMS) –Surface rescue – good/poor viz. Training of Surface SAR Units 27

28 IALA Requirements – Significant and Intermediate Peripheral Structures 28

29 Primary Contacts Chris Sherrington (Project Director) Helen Cassini (Consents Manager) David Cantello (Marine Safety Consultant) 29


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