Marco Taks (REASeuro) will guide you through the initial insight into the risk of encountering unexploded ordnances (UXOs).
A panel of the following experts: Erwin van den Berg (NjordIC) and Matté Brijder (Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO.nl) will be present to answer any questions on the UXO risk assessment of the Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Zone.
Results of this risk assessment:
• The HKNWFZ and surrounding areas were the scene of many war-related activities during World War I and World War II. In both wars a large number of naval mines were deployed in the North Sea, but they were only partially recovered after the war. In addition, the HKNWFZ is located slightly north of the main flight path of allied bomber raids - many bombs were dropped and a large number of aircrafts have crashed in the North Sea. As a result many wrecks and crashed aircraft are likely to be found in the HKZWFZ. Also attacks on convoys off the Dutch coast were executed by Allied planes armed with bombs, rockets and torpedoes. At least two German convoy routes passed through area were the HKNWFZ is located.
• The report provides a number of recommendations to manage UXO risks in each development phase: Due to the highly dynamic soil morphology and possible associated migration and burial of UXOs, it is recommended companies conduct UXO search (and removal) operations immediately prior to construction activities at the intended construction locations. The limited temporal validity of the collected survey data should be taken into account when planning survey and construction operations.
• Due to the time-limited nature of findings and the required survey demands (dense grid spacing), a dense magnetometer survey to detect UXOs is not part of the geophysical survey to be performed by RVO.nl.
• The survey includes a magnetometer survey on a grid spacing of 100 m.
The webinar will be held in an anonymous setting; neither information nor questions can be traced back to your name or company.