Source: OEG Renewables, East Anglia Three

OEG Wins East Anglia Three UXO Contract

OEG Renewables subsidiary, Hughes Subsea, has been awarded a contract to carry out an unexploded ordnance (UXO) identification and clearance campaign on the 1.4 GW East Anglia Three offshore wind farm site in the UK.

The campaign is expected to last six months, commencing in mid-March and continuing until early October, utilising the 66.4-metre-long DP2 vessel Glomar Wave.

The offshore operations will involve the identification, investigation, and disposal of confirmed UXO targets across an area of approximately 305 square kilometres.

Hughes Subsea will deploy its work-class remotely operated vehicle (WROV) and specialist divers. The company will also be supported by another OEGR business, GEOSIGHT, which will be providing surveying and calibration services.

In addition, maritime archaeologists will be enlisted to handle historic findings, and marine mammal observers (MMOs) will support the monitoring of local wildlife, said OEG Renewables.

“East Anglia THREE will produce enough green electricity to power more than one million homes and it’s great to be working with Hughes Subsea on these essential works, which will clear the way for the start of offshore construction later this year,” said Matt Wooltorton, SPR Project Construction Manager for East Anglia Three.

Developed by ScottishPower Renewables, the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm is located 69 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, England.

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The wind farm will feature 95 Siemens Gamesa 14+MW wind turbines.

The project, expected to start delivering electricity in 2026, was awarded its Contract for Difference (CfD) in July 2022 from the UK Government.

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