Ireland’s Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that hydrographic and geophysical surveys will take place in the Irish Sea off the Wicklow coast between June and September 2019.
The surveys will be undertaken to provide bathymetric and subsurface information to facilitate the development of the Arklow Bank wind park.
The surveys will be completed using two vessels working in parallel across the site.
The vessels that will conduct the surveys are the AMS Panther, a 17 meter wind farm support catamaran, and the AMS Retriever, a versatile multi-purpose, shallow draft tug.
Both vessels will be engaged in survey operations and will be towing survey equipment up to 100 meters astern.
The vessels will be operating 24 hours per day during survey works.