How frequently will inspections/maintenance be done?

Inspections will be scheduled during summer periods (low wind times) and can be coordinated with commercial fishing activities to minimize potential for gear conflict. A standard 20m (65 ft) service vessel will be used.

  • Subsea Cable – Annual Inspection @ 2 days in summer (with ROV deployed from service vessel).
  • Moorings – Annual Inspection @ 2 days in summer (with ROV deployed from service vessel).
  • Platforms –
    • Scheduled 2 trips per year in summer @ 4 days,
    • unscheduled 4 trips per year @ 1 day/each trip.
  • Turbines –
    • Scheduled 1 trip/year @ 5 days in summer,
    • unscheduled 4 trips per year @ 1 day per trip.

To the extent possible, boat/vessel trips would be combined for all maintenance.

MAV is responsible for gear damage during service trips. A gear compensation program will be established in case of accidental fishing gear interference during maintenance.