Notice to Mariners

Advance notification will be given of offshore survey works associated with vessels being used for MachairWind. These notices will provide details of the location, timings and vessels involved. Further details are provided below.

MachairWind deployed metocean equipment in April 2023 on the windfarm site and export cable corridor. A single FLiDAR buoy, two wave buoys and two seabed frames will collect sea state, current and wind data for one year, perhaps slightly longer, and provide us with a detailed understanding of the site conditions. Find more information in our Notice to Mariners:

Metocean Deployment Notice to Mariners MCW-GEN-CSM-NOT-IBR-000002

Mariner boat travels through east anglia

Supporting SPR with Marine Operations

If you are the owner of a fishing or other vessel that is under 500GT who would like to bid for any marine operations work relating to the windfarm, please note that the following minimum criteria will apply:


Engagement with Local Fishers

Our liaison officers – Brown and May – are currently engaging with local fishers on an ongoing basis. Thus far, several fishers from Islay and Jura have pinpointed frequently used seabed areas and ports, as well as vessels operating in the project area. This has assisted us in analysing the area to ensure continuation activity for sea users within the site. We thoroughly appreciate the cooperation of sea users and fishers within Argyll & Bute and look forward to ongoing discussions. 

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