Marine

The UK has seen prolific growth in the marine energy industry in both UK and European waters. Construction activities including the installation of wind turbine foundations, cable laying, pipeline development and general infrastructure improvements are taking place on an unprecedented scale. Operators are becoming increasingly aware of the ongoing threat posed by the presence and migration of UXO on the seabed. 

Development and modernisation projects for the UK’s ports and harbours have also seen numerous encounters with UXO where increased costs and time delays could have been avoided by the sensible and pragmatic application of marine UXO risk management.

With the expansion of the renewables energy industry into new markets in Asia and the USA, Fellows can offer support and assistance to developers in these new and exciting areas. 

The marine UXO risk is posed by a large legacy of UXO, left on the seabed during both world wars, from years of ordnance dumping as well as military training and testing activities. Fellows recognise how important it is for inshore and offshore developers to address the site-specific risks posed by UXO, both for the safety of personnel and equipment and ultimately for the successful completion of a project. There are numerous examples of marine construction projects that have experienced costly delays relating to the unplanned location of UXO, highlighting the need for a robust and coordinated approach to UXO risk management.

With a management team of ex Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Officers and Senior Ratings, Fellows are uniquely placed to assist with the unique demands of marine UXO risk management. Fellows only use fully qualified personnel with the correct level of experience and training. Advanced Operators are a key part of the decision making and risk management process and all Fellows offshore tasks will be supervised by suitably qualified and experienced ex Royal Navy Advanced EOD Operators.

Fellows carry out all of their marine UXO operations in accordance with robust method statements, produced from considerable military and commercial experience and in line with the best practice guidelines outlined in CIRIA Report C754 and the IMAS 09-60 document (published by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.)
 

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In the marine environment, every project is unique. Fellows can provide support across the complete project lifecycle.  

Services include:  

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UXO Threat and Risk Assessment

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Risk Mitigation Strategy and planning

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Marine UXO survey (Risk Mitigation - delivery)

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Ports, harbours and inland waterways

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Target identification

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Clearance / Disposal

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ALARP sign-off

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Client Representatives


Marine services summary

Having been operating in and around the marine environment for nearly 25 years,  Fellows are uniquely placed to assist with the unique demands of marine UXO risk mitigation. Fellows only use fully qualified personnel with the correct level of experience and training. Fellows carry out all of their marine UXO operations in accordance with robust method statements, produced from considerable commercial and military experience and in line with the best practice guidelines outlined in CIRIA Report C754 and the IMAS 09-60 document (published by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.) Fellows work closely with other established marine services suppliers to ensure that only the highest quality of service is delivered and overseen which ensures that the client can proceed with their works in the knowledge that the risk posed by UXO is at the ALARP level. 

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Provision of marine UXO Risk Mitigation at Millwall Docks

Provision of Marine UXO Survey Support, HM Naval base Portsmouth - March 18

Provision of UXO risk mitigation services prior to bridge construction at Springhead Park, Ebbsfleet Valley