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UK offshore 'underplays UXO risk'

27/01/2015 by Sharon Shahzad

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Developers, utilities and asset owners are failing to take account of the risks posed by munitions moving from their recorded positions during the operation and maintenance phase of offshore wind projects, warns 6 Alpha Associates.

The consultancy said that prior to installation work, where there is a high risk of encountering unexploded ordnance (UXO), it is common to carry out a specialist geophysical survey to detect it.

However, the seabed is often littered with debris that can be mistaken for UXO and the cost of investigating each and every anomaly is prohibitively expensive. Any anomalies that turn out to be UXO and slip through the net may shift on the seabed due to wave and tidal processes and in some cases human activities, such as fishing.

This means they can “move to within dangerous proximity of offshore wind turbine or platform foundations and cables”, 6 Alpha said.

“Unfortunately, while the UXO risk threat is commonly well managed and monitored throughout the development phase, it is our experience that some project construction teams are failing to hand over and share key UXO information to inbound operations and maintenance teams,” said 6 Alpha managing director Simon Cooke.

“Despite an excellent approach to continuous learning, health and safety and cost reduction in the construction phase, as projects become operational and the personnel teams change there is a risk of failure to pass on some of the most important risk management data.”

This article has been extracted from http://renews.biz, please click on this link to read the article in full http://renews.biz/83094/uk-offshore-underplays-uxo-risk/

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