Better Risk Backs Triton Knoll UXO Work

The UK-based Better Risk has begun providing unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk management support for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK.

Better Risk is providing quality assurance of planned explosive risk-management support throughout the project lifecycle, while James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) is in charge of carrying out UXO removal and boulder clearance at the wind farm.

The survey area includes a 145km2 offshore site where earlier surveys have identified potential obstructions to construction, according to JFMS.

“We are very proud to provide first-class quality assurance and capability evaluation for such a high-profile offshore project and endeavour to maintain the necessary operational UXO support throughout,” said Richard Battrick, Managing Director at Better Risk.

Triton Knoll will feature 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines located off the UK’s East Coast. The 860MW project, owned by innogy, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power, is scheduled to enter the offshore construction phase in the first quarter of 2020.