SD2403 : Liverpool Bay, Crosby Channel Starboard Marker C7

taken 6 years ago, near to Taylor's Bank [other Features], Sefton, Great Britain

Liverpool Bay, Crosby Channel Starboard Marker C7
Liverpool Bay, Crosby Channel Starboard Marker C7
The shipping route approaching Liverpool follows the Queen's Channel, the Crosby Channel, and the River Mersey. The channels, which are well marked by numbered and lit buoyage, run between tall training banks that channel the scouring effects of the tide to keep the deep water approaches to Liverpool open. There are sandbanks and relatively shallow waters side either of the channel.

This is one of the green (starboard) markers. Its number is not visible from this angle, but a green buoy (C7) is shown on navigation charts at this position (approx. 5331.50N, 305.15W +/- 50m). Bases of some of the turbines on Burbo Bank can be seen on the flats behind the buoy.
Burbo Bank Offshore Windfarm and Extension, Liverpool Bay

The Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm is a 25-turbine, 90 MW offshore wind farm located on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool Bay on the west coast of the UK in the Irish Sea. Construction began in June 2006. The site, located on Burbo Flats in Liverpool bay (approx 7 km northwest of Wirral and 6 km west of the Sefton coastline) was selected due to shallow water depths (0.5 to 8m at low tide) and high wind speeds. It became commercially operational by the end of 2007 and is expected to have an operational life of 25 years.

Construction of the extension to the windfarm began in June 2016. The Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm development consists of an area of 40 km (equivalent to nearly 6000 football pitches) and will add another 32 turbines extending the capacity by a further 258 MW, generating enough energy to meet the average needs of up to 230,000 homes.

More information:
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link Summary leaflets (Orsted Energy)
LinkExternal link Chart showing the positions of the windfarms in Liverpool Bay (link currently "dead").

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Wednesday, 13 July, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 23 December, 2016
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Coastal 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 247 037 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.4952N 3:8.1574W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 249 039
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