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The threat of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the marine environment never completely goes away. The types of munitions that might be encountered in the North Sea today consist of High Explosive (HE) bombs and sea mines, which are there not only as a result of military activities associated with both World Wars, but also extensive […]
Many offshore wind farms have been faced, and will face a problem with the unexploded World War II-era ordnance. As the industry moves further out to sea, there is a growing demand for contractors, who will make sure that the offshore wind farm installation can proceed safely. Former British Army Major Simon Cooke has established […]
Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST) Ltd is helping CIRIA (the Construction Industry Research and Information Association) to develop a Risk Management Framework for dealing with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in the near-shore and offshore environment, in support of maritime construction projects. The guidance will target construction projects in the marine environment, such as energy infrastructure […]
Vattenfall has awarded Spectrum Offshore with a contract to carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey on two nearshore wind farms in the Danish North Sea.
Danish Energinet and UK-based National Grid have awarded Intertek with a contract to provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) client representative services on the Viking Link interconnector project.
N-Sea Survey BV has won a contract to provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey and inspection services for the Viking Link HVDC interconnector between Denmark and the United Kingdom.
On 12 March, SeaTerra detonated the last buoyant mine found at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) site as part of an unexploded ordnance (UXO) campaign that had been running over the recent months, thus marking the completion of the project.
UK and Netherlands-based subsea provider N-Sea is part-way through a multi-million-pound unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance campaign for ScottishPower Renewables on the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
A new unexploded ordnance (UXO) consultancy – NjordIC – has been established in Eemshaven, the Netherlands.
N-Sea has won a contract with 50Hertz for detection and disposal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the area of export cable routes off the coast of Lubmin, which will connect future German offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea to the mainland.
Subsea IMR provider N-Sea has developed Magsense, a vertical gradiometer array said to be specifically designed for highly accurate Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) campaigns.
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) and SENSYS have established a partnership for providing STR’s global offshore energy customer base with access to SENSYS’ unexploded ordnance (UXO) detection system.
Denmark’s Energinet and UK-based National Grid have issued a tender for the provision of unexploded ordnance (UXO) client representative services on the Viking Link interconnector project.
German transmission system operator TenneT has awarded UK companies RPS Energy Limited and Ordtek Limited with contracts to provide consultancy and QA/QC services for unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey campaigns on two separate projects.
Acta Marine has deployed two vessels on unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey projects for two future European subsea cable routes.
Energinet.dk and National Grid Viking Link Ltd. have invited tenders for unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, inspection and removal services along the route of the Viking Link HVDC interconnectore between Denmark and the United Kingdom.
PanGeo Subsea has secured a contract to carry out an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey on an offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
In October, Australian company Gap Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) will deliver a new system for detection of unexploded ordnance (UXO) to Boskalis, recently contracted together with Fugro to survey and identify UXO along the cable routes for the planned grid connection between TenneT’s two offshore platforms and its high-voltage substation onshore.
Fugro has been awarded a joint contract with Boskalis for survey and identification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the Borssele Wind Farm Zone in the Netherlands.
Belgian transmission system operator Elia has invited tenders for unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, identification and removal on the cable route of the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project in the Belgian sector of the North Sea.
Transmission system operators Energinet.dk and 50Hz Transmission are looking for a provider of client representative services during unexploded ordnance (UXO) activities along the cable routes at the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS).
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has secured a contract to carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) removal and boulder clearance at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. JFMS is in charge of investigating and clearing locations at the 145km2 offshore site where earlier surveys have identified potential obstructions to construction. The works, set to begin in spring, […]
Fugro has secured a contract with TenneT for unexploded ordnance (UXO) services at an offshore wind project in the Netherlands. Under the multimillion-euro contract, Fugro will bring DP2 multipurpose vessel Atlantis Dweller to its fleet to carry out identification and clearance (ID&C) activities beginning from April. According to the Dutch company, the announcement follows previous involvement in route […]
Bibby HydroMap has started an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey of Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II wind sites in the Dutch North Sea. Following a competitive bid process, the UK-based seabed survey company was awarded the contract in early 2019. Using a multi-vessel approach, Bibby Tethra and Bibby Athena will together acquire over 4,000-line […]
Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has launched the geotechnical campaign for the 247MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project located in the German Baltic Sea. Parkwind has appointed Fugro to perform the soil investigation. The campaign has started with the unexploded ordnance survey and will continue with the cone penetration testing (CPT) and borehole drilling. […]
Ørsted’s subsidiary Optimus Wind Limited has applied to the UK Marine Management Organisation for a marine license to undertake offshore unexploded ordnance (UXO) inspection and clearance works for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm. In preparation for offshore construction which is due to commence in 2020, there is a requirement to carry out inspections and, […]