Dong Hires Modus for Burbo Bank Extension UXO Job


Darlington-based Modus Seabed Intervention has been contracted by DONG Energy to conduct pre-installation works on the planned offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension which is located west of the existing Burbo Bank offshore wind farm, approximately 7 km off the coast near Liverpool.

The workscope has been divided into two packages. An initial investigation survey of known ferromagnetic UXO (Unexploded Ordinance) targets to identify any explosive ordnance within the site, followed if required by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operation to dispose of all positively identified EO.

To deliver this project, Modus will be working with subcontractors N-Sea and Ramora. The project will utilise the DPII DSV Noordhoek Pathfinder, equipped with Modus CSROV, as well as N-Sea’s Aberlour to support diving operations.

Nigel Ward, Commercial Director of Modus Seabed Intervention, said: “This is a major contract to have secured and we are delighted to be working with DONG Energy on such an important UK Offshore Windfarm Project, and we look forward to completing another safe and efficient service with our key subcontractors.”

“The contract also demonstrates DONG Energy’s commitment to working with UK contractors in the construction of these strategic wind farms. Modus’ position on the development is not only a reflection of our growing status in the wind farm sector, but it also strengthens us for future growth as we continue to invest in the latest subsea technology.”


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