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Wave Hub Subsea Power Cable System Survey 2017

Please be advised that a survey of the Wave Hub subsea cable system is planned for August 2017 subject to weather.

The purpose of the project is to thoroughly inspect the Wave Hub subsea cable system with multibeam echo-sounder bathymetry and ROV visual survey. The survey works will be conducted up to 100m either side of Wave Hub subsea cables. These include the main subsea cable (from nearshore within Saint Ives Bay) out to and including the hub itself and the four subsea cable tails installed across the Wave Hub Renewable Energy Development Area. Full cable system details including KP charts and coordinate schedule may be found under the Wave Hub Subsea Cable Safety Notification.

The survey vessel (details below) will be restricted in ability to manoeuvre due to deployed survey equipment and other vessels are requested to maintain a clearance of at least 100m whilst survey works are in progress (the appropriate lights or shapes will be displayed).

It is also respectfully requested that deployed fishing gear is kept at least 200m away from Wave Hub cables during the works.

The works are anticipated to take up to ten days subject to favourable weather with a target works completion before the end of August 2017. A further notice will be issued when operations are completed.

Survey operations could be 12-hour (daylight only) or 24-hour working depending on the vessel utilised.

The survey works may be completed using either of the vessels detailed below:

Vessel Name:MTS XplorerSevern Sea

Vessel Type / LOA(m):

Survey vessel, 12m catamaran

Workboat, 30m tug

Vessel Function:

Survey Vessel

ROV Survey Vessel

VHF Call Sign:






Vessel Operator Phone:

01803 882214

0845 5193123

Vessel Operator Email:

Works Operating Port / Anchorage:

St Ives

St Ives

Full project safety information can be found in the leaflet available for download below.

For further works information or to report any incident relating to this project please contact:

Survey Contractor: Rovco Limited

Project Manager: Brian Allen, CEO, Rovco Limited

Tel: 0117 230 0001


Operator Duty Phone (24hrs – Emergency Use ONLY): 07973 686727 


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