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Original equipment manufacturer to over 75% of the UK wind farms


A CASE STUDY


When undergoing routine maintenance on many established wind farms it was found that Pharos Marine Automatic Power and Sims Systems were the original equipment manufacturer to over 75% of the UK’s round 1 Wind Farms and the vast majority of products were manufactured and supplied by the two companies.


REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE Local and international requirements will dictate the scope of a wind farm marking schedule IALA (International Association of Light House Association) for Marine Aids to Navigation.


It dictates a Significant Peripheral Structure (SPS) is the ‘corner’ or other significant point on the periphery and the intermediate structures of the wind farm should be fitted with lights visible from all directions in the horizontal plane.


When marking SPS structures consideration should also be given to;


• Lighting all peripheral structures • Lighting all structures within the wind farm


• Racons, radar reflectors and radar target enhancers and/or AIS as an aid to navigation


• Sound signals during poor visibility CAPABILITY


Pharos Marine Automatic Power and Sims Systems combined offer a 360° equipment and service package to offshore wind farm sectors. They employ certified personnel who can provide installation, routine maintenance and repair services for a complete range of products used for marking offshore structures.


LOCATIONS INCLUDE… • Alpha Ventus, Arklow and Avedore • Barrow, Beatrice, Blythe and Burbo • Greater Gabbard, Gunfleet Sands and Horns Rev II


• Ketish Flats, Lilgrund and Lynn & Inner Dowsing


• OWEZ, Robin Rigg and Rodsand • Rhy Flats, Sheringham Shoal, and Sprogo


• Thanet, Thornton Bank and Walney


PRODUCTS INCLUDED WIND TURBINE MARINE AND AVIATION MARKING IN THE FORM OF… • Marine, temporary and aviation lights • Radar response beacons, signboards, fog detectors and buoys


• Sound signals, solar self-contained systems and standby power (uninterrupted power supply systems / batteries)


• Automatic identification systems (AIS), explosion-proof electrical equipment and enclosures


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Operating from offices in Great Yarmouth, Hounslow and Houston they have the ability to support owners, turbine manufacturers, service


organisations and offshore contractors.


HISTORY With more than 100


SERVICES INCLUDE A 360° SERVICE PACKAGE ON • Consultancy and design • Prototype, manufacture, installation using original equipment manufactured parts


• In-life servicing, maintenance and repairs


• Reconditioning and decommissioning • Retro-fit and replacement


years in the making, both companies have set the standard in providing high quality engineered marine navigational aids with complete support services in the wind farm, oil and gas and ports and harbour industries.


Pharos Marine Automatic Power and Sims Systems


EAST OF ENGLAND SPOTLIGHT ON


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