TenneT Selects UXO Consultants

German transmission system operator TenneT has awarded UK companies RPS Energy Limited and Ordtek Limited with contracts to provide consultancy and QA/QC services during unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, identification and disposal works on two separate projects.

Image for illustrative purposes only. Source: Ordtek

RPS Energy Limited will provide consultancy and QA/QC services for the UXO campaign on the NordLink interconnector project, while Ordtek will provide the same services on the Merkur project.

NordLink is an interconnector which requires 155 kilometres of investigation from the landfall in Büsum to Danish waters in depths of up to 40 metres, TenneT said.

Merkur is an export cable route to connect the offshore substation on the Merkur offshore wind farm to the DolWin gamma platform. The investigation will commence offshore for two cables with the length of 12.3 kilometres each in water depths of up to 28 metres, according to TenneT.