UXOcontrol, which was appointed as specialist contractor to complete the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) identification campaign for the Kincardine offshore wind farm, has now completed the scope on time and under budget. This is UXOcontrol’s first UK contract as the rebranded joint venture of N-Sea and BODAC.
Following geographical survey works, the identification campaign commenced in May 2020, with the mobilisation of UXOcontrol‘s fully-equipped UXO clearance vessel, Noordhoek Pathfinder (NHP), which conducted works at water depths varying from 13.9m to 87m over a period of four weeks. The contract engaged 40 of UXOcontrol’s offshore personnel, in addition to six of its onshore personnel.
N-Sea CEO, Arno van Poppel commented: “The renewable energy sector is one of UXOcontrol’s key markets and we are excited to showcase our capabilities and expertise by working on a project as significant as the Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm.
“Our experts offer an unrivalled level of international UXO experience and we have worked closely with Cobra Wind International Ltd. to eliminate any UXO-related risks, ensuring the successful completion of the Kincardine project.”
The Kincardine floating offshore wind farm is being built by COBRA Group, 15km offshore from the Scottish coast of Aberdeen. It will have capacity of 50 MW and feature a 2 MW turbine and five 9.525 MW turbines. The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.