Information for Mariners

Mariners Briefings

Mariners Briefings are issued to the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the Fisheries Liaison, and posted here.

The briefings include details of current operational activities at the wind farm, where we are working, information about the vessels being used, as well as future outlooks. The briefings are issued as needed.

 

View the most recent Mariners Briefings here:

New England

Mid-Atlantic

 

Mariner safety

Ørsted will be performing survey operations along the cable route and within the lease area. During those times, all mariners transiting or fishing in the survey area are requested to provide a wide berth to survey vessels as they will be limited in their ability to maneuver (VRAM) and towing gear out to 300 meters behind the vessel.

Vessels in the vicinity of the survey vessel should operate in a manner that will not endanger the vessel or associated equipment.

Operational
  • Block Island Wind Farm

    Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF)


    Located approximately 3 miles south east of Block Island, Rhode Island, the Block Island Wind Farm consists of five, six-megawatt offshore wind turbines, a submarine cable connecting the turbines, and a submarine cable from the northernmost turbine to an interconnection point on Block Island. The construction of the five turbines and the transmission cables was completed in 2016. The BIWF team has worked closely with mariners, including commercial and recreational fishing groups, to minimize impacts to the extent possible.

    View the most recent briefing here

    View BIWF chart here

Awarded
  • Revolution Wind

    The Revolution Wind project is a planned offshore wind farm located 15 miles south of Rhode Island. Marine survey activities are currently underway.

     View the Revolution Wind chart here
  • South Fork Wind Farm

    The South Fork Wind Farm is a planned offshore wind farm located 30 miles east of Montauk that will consist of approximately 15 wind turbines and a subsea transmission system that will deliver energy to East Hampton, NY. Marine survey activities are currently underway. Marine construction is planned to start 2021.

     View the South Fork Wind Farm chart here

    Ørsted has deployed a met-ocean buoy to gather wind resource, metocean, and biological data.

    View the most recent met-ocean buoy notice here

  • Sunrise Wind

    The Sunrise Wind project is a planned offshore wind farm located over 30 miles east of Montauk Point. Marine survey activities will begin soon.

     View the Sunrise Wind chart here
  • Ocean Wind

    Ocean Wind is a planned offshore wind project located 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, NJ. Marine survey activities are currently underway.

    View the Ocean Wind chart here

    Ørsted has deployed a met-ocean buoy to gather wind resource, metocean, and biological data.

    View the most recent met-ocean buoy notice here

     

  • Skipjack Wind Farm

    The Skipjack Wind Farm (SJWF) is an offshore wind farm planned for federal waters off the coast of Delaware and Maryland. The SJWF will consist of wind turbines, an offshore substation, and subsea transmission system to shore. Marine construction is planned to start in 2022.

    View the Skipjack Wind Farm chart here

In development

Working with the fishing community

Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind is committed to maintaining a strong working relationship with all commercial and recreational fishermen who may be affected by a wind farm or wind farm activities in and around a lease area. We believe that good communication is essential to creating understanding between those who provide food for our tables and those who provide electricity for our homes. While not all conflicts can be resolved through communication alone, open and honest interaction helps to manage conflicts when they arise and identify ways to avoid or mitigate impacts that may occur.

Fishing gear conflict prevention and claim procedure

 

As good neighbors and fellow ocean users, Ørsted recognizes the possibility of offshore wind activity and commercial fishing gear encounters. We believe that with proper communication and training, there will be limited gear interactions, if any, in connection with the installation and operation of our offshore wind farms. In the event that there is a gear loss caused by or resulting from Ørsted’s activities, we have provided a claim/damage procedure at the link below. The prevention procedures are by no means exhaustive and will continue to be modified and improved.

Click here for more information on claim procedure

Our Marine Affairs Team

John O’Keeffe | Head of Marine Affairs

Phone: 857-332-4485

Email: JOHNO@orsted.com

Rodney Avila | Corporate Fisheries Liaison

Phone: 857-332-4479

Email: RODAV@orsted.com

Julia Prince | NY/CT Fisheries Liaison

Phone: 857-348-3263

Email: JULPR@orsted.com

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