RODA Joint Industry Task Force publishes recommendations for aids to navigation within offshore wind farms

The Responsible Offshore Development Alliance’s (RODA) Joint Task Force has published recommendations for aids in navigation within offshore wind farms. Their recommendations include “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”. The full document is available here.