A “number” of World War Two bombs have been detonated amid a clearance campaign for a North Sea windfarm.
Subsea services firm N-Sea is carrying out a multi-million pound contract to clear unexploded devices on the seabed for Scottish Renewables Power.
The work, which started in December, is clearing the way for the cable route of the East Anglia ONE wind farm in the Southern North Sea, around 43 miles from the Suffolk coast.
The campaign is due to complete in spring, with heavy use of ROVs and dive vessels.
All unexploded devices found have been detonated at a secure site.
Commercial Director Gary Thirkettle said: “The offshore renewables market has become an integral part of our business model, providing huge growth for N-Sea as part of our long-term strategic plans.
“We have undertaken numerous UXO projects within the sector and are proud of our involvement in this recent campaign for Scottish Power Renewables.”
The wind farm will involve around 100 turbines at a cost of around £2billion.
Scottish Power Renewables says it could meet the energy demands of around 500,000 homes.
The project is aimed to be operational in 2020.
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