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UXO all clear at Sandbank

Fendercare completes job at 288MW project in German North Sea

UXO all clear at Sandbank image

Fendercare Subsea Services have completed their unexploded ordnance project at the site of the 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

The work, carried out on behalf of the developers Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München, identified 120 potential contacts of which 26 were highlighted as UXOs and disposed of in controlled environments.

Fendercare Subsea Services said the operations were conducted without an incident in which the safety of personnel was at risk.

The Sandbank project was carried out as part of a joint venture between Fendercare Subsea Services and GSS Hansa Offshore, which enabled the group to provide fully compliant diving solutions and UXO identification and recovery in accordance with German federal laws.

Fendercare Subsea services director Martyn Muntingh said: “Working with GSS Hansa, we now have the capability to detect, identify, remove and dispose of the UXO’s using experienced and qualified personnel who bring an extensive portfolio of successful live operations to the fore.

“We are delighted with the success of this ground-breaking project which was completed safely without any incidents and proud of our involvement in supporting the Sandbank project.”

Image: UXO operations (Fendercare)

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