Marine UXO Services and Underwater Explosive Ordnance Surveys
Many areas of the world's marine environment have been contaminated by unexploded ordnance (UXO) as a result of years of conflict, military use and sea dumping, leaving behind a legacy of UXO including Land Service Ammunition (LSA), through to bombs and sea mines.
BACTEC has developed specific underwater/marine ordnance clearance services for ports, docks and harbour developments, offshore and near shore structures and bridge abutments.
Projects which may require Marine Services include windfarms, sub sea cables, pipe laying projects, oil, gas and mineral exploration and capital dredging projects.
BACTEC's Marine Services include the following:
- Multi Sensor Marine Survey
- Single Sensor Marine Survey
- ROV Marine Survey
- Target Investigation
- Diver Investigation
- Mechanical Investigation
Unexploded Ordnance Services for Renewable Energy Installations in the Marine Environment
BACTEC has developed specific marine ordnance clearance services for various offshore and near-shore renewable energy projects; using world leading technology, for cost effective UXO risk mitigation solutions.
Designated marine Renewable Energy sites could be at risk from the effects of UXO from WWII military action or from other international conflicts.
BACTEC recently consulted and provided technical information to the following French Government Departments in support of UXO Surveys within the marine environment;
- GESMA (Groupe d'études sous-marines de l'Atlantique)
- PREMAR (Le Prefet Maritime)
- SHOM (Service Hydrographique et Oceanographique de la Marine)
The technical information provided, included technical trial reports for the detection of BM1000’s using magnetometry, studies and surrogate target provision for trials and analysis.
The successful results of these studies are now incorporated into other BACTEC led marine surveys for the renewables industry; they have become a standard survey practice in mitigating the potential risks of UXO to renewable energy installations, within the marine environment.
For further information please contact Chas Reid
Tel: +44 (0) 1322 284 550
> Technical Specification Sheet: Marine Magnetometer Survey [PDF,