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Mine Map Reveals “Explosive” Danger at Offshore Energy Sites

The location of unexploded mines and bombs around the UK coastline is revealed in a revolutionary online map designed to aid the developers of offshore energy projects like wind farms and cable laying.

The interactive risk map shares vital data about areas mined by the British and Germans during the wars, plus unexploded ordnance (UXO) from military armament training and munitions dumping. It also reveals previous UXO finds.

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Ordtek Achieves ISO 9001 Registration From The British Assessment Bureau

The independent assessment was conducted by the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau and demonstrates Ordtek's commitment to customer service and quality in delivery.

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Ordtek looking to recruit a Business Administrator/Project Planner

Ordtek are looking to recruit a Business Administrator/ Project Planner. The post holder will offer support to both the operations and accounting teams.

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World's largest ever offshore wind farm to be built by DONG Energy

DONG Energy will build the giant Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, capable of powering well over 1 million UK homes, off the Yorkshire coast after taking a final investment decision today.

With a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts (GW), Hornsea Project One will be the world's first offshore wind farm to exceed 1 GW in capacity and will become – by a considerable margin – the world's largest offshore wind farm.

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Race Bank Cable route with 40 UXOs

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Over 40 items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from World War II have been safely detonated or removed from the Norfolk coast, having been discovered on the export cable route for DONG Energy's Race Bank offshore wind farm. 

During a large scale offshore inspection campaign on the Race Bank site, 41 UXO items were discovered, ranging from small rockets to larger 1,000lb bombs. The most notable item discovered was a German Luffmine B ground mine containing a net explosive (NEQ of 698kg of hexanite.

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Over 40 wartime bombs found at windfarm site off north Norfolk coast

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The finds were unearthed as contractors sank cabling to link the Race Bank windfarm with the shore.

The area was heavily used as a practice bombing range during the war.

And it was also where German aircraft dropped magnetic mines to blow up Allied shipping. 

The haul at the Race Bank site - 17 miles off Blakeney point and a similar distance from Lincolnshire - comprised 41 pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO), ranging from small rockets to larger 1,000lb high explosive bombs.

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