WWII Unexploded Ordnance to be Removed for Viking Link Project
U.K. and Netherlands-based subsea provider N-Sea has secured a contract estimated to be in excess of €6 million with National Grid and Energinet to deliver an unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance campaign for the Viking Link Project.
Due to start mid-May, the contract is part of a high-profile project for the installation of a subsea power cable between the U.K. and Denmark. The project consists of a proposed 473-mi.-long electricity interconnector between Bicker Fen near Boston and the substation Revsing in southern Jutland, Denmark.
Mobilizing the Noordhoek Pathfinder and MagSense, N-Sea’s UXO detection system developed in conjunction with EIVA, the initial phase will involve N-Sea conducting a seismic sonar, multibeam and gradiometer survey along the Viking Link route. The second phase will involve the identification and on-site detonation of any UXOs found in the area. N-Sea.