Preparatory work under way for Nemo LinkProjects and Operations // July 25, 2017
Brussels-based Nemolink says preparatory work for the construction of Nemo Link, the first subsea electricity interconnector between the UK and Belgium, are now under way at sea.
To ensure that the route will be safe for cable installation, Nemo Link is detecting and removing unexploded ordnance (UXOs) and other objects from the seabed, over a length of 130km.
Olympic Intervention IV is currently investigating the Belgian waters.
During cable installation, UXO could be disturbed or activated, leading to a risk of explosion and an immediate threat to the safety of people and assets. It is therefore essenetial to identify the UXOs around the Nemo cable route and to neutralize them, to make sure the works can be executed safely.