N-Sea to clear WWII UXOs for Viking Link

N-Sea will mobilise the 'Noordhoek Pathfinder' and MagSense N-Sea will mobilise the 'Noordhoek Pathfinder' and MagSense
Industry Database

UK and Netherlands-based subsea provider N-Sea has secured a contract which is estimated to be in excess of €6million with National Grid and Energinet to deliver an unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance campaign for the Viking Link Project.

Due to start in mid-May, the contract is part of a high profile project for the installation of a subsea power cable between the UK and Denmark. The project consists of a proposed 473-mile long electricity interconnector between Bicker Fen near Boston and the substation Revsing in southern Jutland, Denmark.

Mobilising the Noordhoek Pathfinder and MagSense, N-Sea’s UXO detection system developed in conjunction with EIVA, the initial phase will see N-Sea conduct a seismic sonar, multi-beam 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 Chief Commercial Officer Gary Thirkettle said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and be involved in the Viking Link project. This is testament to our significant track record for UXO campaigns and proven experience in the investigation and mapping of potential targets.

“This is an exciting project to work on, particularly with the use of our MagSense frame, which collects highly accurate data while enhancing the efficiency and safety of the detection process. This is the latest in a diverse range of projects N-Sea has been involved in across the energy sector, and we are proud to be playing our part.”

Project Manager at Energinet, Rasmus Juncher, said: “On behalf of the entire Viking Link project team, we are very happy to see the UXO survey campaign commence. After several years of planning, from the UXO desk study through to the tender phase, we are now entering the execution phase. I look forward to working with N-Sea throughout the survey and UXO inspection campaign and building a successful relationship.”

N-Sea specialises in subsea services for the renewable, oil and gas, and telecom/utility industries, as well as for civil contracting communities. With a focus on safe and efficient operations, N-Sea provides near shore, offshore and survey services to asset operators and tier 1 contractors.

By Jake Frith

Latest Press Releases

Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius

Two of Iskes Towage’s vessels, the Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius, have been officially name... Read more

A Huge Success for Datum Electronics’ Cutting-Edge Marine Shaft Power Meter at SMM Hamburg

SMM Hamburg, the biggest maritime fair of 2018, ended recently and Datum Electronics, together with ... Read more

Damen supplies DOP150 submersible dredge pump for new power plant project in Brazil

Damen has supplied a DOP150 submersible dredge pump to Brazilian civil engineering contractor BELOV.... Read more

Damen performs tank testing of new FCS 7011

Damen Shipyards Group has carried out tank testing of its 70-metre Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011. Th... Read more

Damen Shipyards Galati opens historical exhibition as part of continuing 125 year anniversary celebrations

Displaying an extensive collection of historical maritime memorabilia, Damen Shipyards Galati has op... Read more

Damen Chairman meets Romanian Minister of Economy

3 September 2018: Chairman and owner of Damen Shipyards Group Kommer Damen has held a meeting with t... Read more

View all