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41 Unexploded WWII Bombs Found At UK Offshore Wind Farm

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Dong Energy have announced, that whilst surveying the site for their latest UK offshore wind farm, 41 unexploded world war two bombs were found.


Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm

The unexploded ordinance was found whilst Dong Energy were conducting a subsea survey, for the routing of cables, for its new Race Bank offshore wind farm.

The site, 17 miles (27km) off North Norfolk Coast, will contain 91, 6 mega watt wind turbines once complete, with a capacity to produce 580 megawatts (MW), enough to power over 400,000 UK homes.

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Dong Energy has blown 35 unexploded objects from World War II

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Dong Energy has blown 35 unexploded objects from World War II in connection with processed to its Race Bank offshore wind farm at the English east coast.

High explosives, bombs of 500 kg and small rockets were among the surprising 40 findings that were found during the inspection of Race Bank site

Dong energy in 2018 will begin operation of it's new offshore in the English east coast and therefore they unexplode objects (UXO) rupture or remove.

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Storms and floods unearth unexploded wartime bombs

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Thanks to the unremitting storms and wild weather that have hit the UK since mid-December there has been a dramatic increase in the number of UXO unearthed including unexploded shells, bombs and mines. Bomb disposal teams in the South West have dealt with double the number of unexploded ordnance than in the same period last year.

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Ordtek Launch New Cost Efficient UXO Risk Assessment Service

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With the possibility of UXO contamination affecting many construction sites across the UK it is important for developers and contractors to be aware of the level of risk, and mitigation required, they could face on the project. Ordtek now provides cost efficient desk based UXO risk assessments with clear recommendations that allow the project to proceed without encountering unnecessary cost and time consuming measures. All assessments conform to the CIRIA C681 Guidelines.

For full details Download the PDF leaflet or contact us with your requirements.

Ordtek pleased to be associated with a new CIRIA UXO project

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CIRIA operates across market sectors and disciplines. It delivers a programme of business improvement services and research activities for its members and those engaged with the delivery and operation of the built environment through collaborative working. CIRIA is an independent member-based not-for-profit organisation.

Assessment and management of unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk in the marine environment (P2833)

The Crown Estate published a document in 2010, mainly for dredging and marine aggregate operators, to manage UXO risk associated with dredging munitions. However, little guidance exists for those people involved in other marine activities such as offshore wind farms, cable, and pipe laying activities in regards to assessing and managing UXO risk.

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Removing Unexploded Weapons of War – An insurer's view

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Lloyd’s have recently released an article citing the impact unexploded ordnance (UXO) has in the marine environment. This UXO is of particular concern for marine and offshore energy insurers, given the recent upsurge in exploratory and offshore activities.

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