Recommendations Released for Aids to Navigation Around Offshore Wind Sites

The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance Joint Industry Task Force recommends consistent and uniform navigational aids and marking across all offshore wind projects to minimize navigational risk for mariners. Recommendations include identification and marking of turbines to be sufficiently large, distinct, and visible in all conditions to ensure mariners are able to easily identify turbines and their location within a wind energy area. Additionally, the use of other technologies used for navigational aids such as AIS on turbines, cell coverage in wind energy areas, and smartly spaced fog signals should be used judiciously, particularly during the build out of the first commercial scale projects.

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