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Ordtek Present with PLA and SAND Geophysics on 3D CHIRP Survey Technology

Ordtek are to present in partnership with The Port of London Hydrographic service (PLA) and SAND Geophysics on the use of 3D chirp technology for UXO detection and the limitations of traditional survey techniqies in some environments, such as the River Thames.

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Horns Rev 3 Inspections Locate Buried LMB Ground Mine

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Working with Vattenfall from the desk based study stages, Ordtek were able to develop a risk mitigation strategy using the historic research undertaken for the Horns Rev 3 Offshore Wind Farm site to enable to safe management of the UXO risk for the project.

“We already knew the minefield existed because it was recorded on nautical charts but in order to obtain more precise information we found the mine [field] coordinates in German logs from 1944. Using old German nautical charts converted into modern-day GPS coordinates” Arne Rød Lauridsen, Senior Geophysicist, Vattenfall.

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Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm - Glider Pole Removal

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Ordtek supports the DeepOcean gilder pole removal campaign at Middleton Sands, Haysham for the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. Providing UXO support as part of their overarching risk management of the project for DONG Energy.

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Unexploded Ordnance Found on Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Galloper Wind Farm Ltd is preparing to undertake a programme of disposal of items identified as unexploded wartime ordnance, found on the seabed where the Galloper wind farm will be built off the Suffolk coast. The objects were identified during surveys undertaken ahead of the offshore construction starting this summer.

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Ordtek and N-Sea Team Up For Galloper Inspection Works

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Work has begun searching for wartime ordnance on the seabed 17 miles off Suffolk at the £1.5 billion Galloper project site. Ordtek is using its expertise to find any Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in the area which will be home to 56 offshore wind turbines. The company recently launched a unique Mine Map sharing information about UXO around the UK coastline using data from a variety of sources.

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Unexploded Ordnance Found on Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

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Two WWII 500lb unexploded bombs have been discovered during the inspection works on the site of Rampion offshore wind farm off the coast of Sussex.

The two 500lb high explosive bombs were found as part of the routine target inspection phase following on from the geophysical data interpretation and desk based research conducted by Ordtek.

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