Understanding UXO Risk Management for Offshore Wind Renewables

This course is perfect for:

Managers of offshore renewable projects

About this course:

Designed to provide managers of offshore renewable projects with the information necessary to manage UXO risk with confidence.

You’ll learn about the risk that UXO presents to offshore projects and how to manage the risk effectively in accordance with current legislation and at best value to the developer, liaising with experts, seeking advice and knowing what questions to ask.

Focussing on offshore wind farms, the content is equally relevant to cable installations, tidal generation, and other similar projects where there is interaction with the seabed.

What experience/qualifications do I need to book a place?

There are no academic or technical pre-requisites for attendance on this course.

Course Structure

What will I learn?

  • UXO, the problem: sources, types, hazards, damage mechanisms and consequences of UXO detonation
  • Industry Roles, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Project Phases and Activities: site investigation, pre-installation, construction, O&M in relation to UXO
  • Legislation & Guidance: Brief overview of relevant European and UK law, available industry guidance, definitions
  • The Marine Environment: Understanding the marine environment, UXO burial, UXO migration
  • Defining UXO Risk: ALARP, H&S Risk, Project Risk, Semi-Quantitative Risk Assessment – the factors
  • Risk Management Framework: the through project life stages of UXO risk management; the development life cycle
  • Where does UXO risk management sit?
  • Desk Top Study and Risk Assessment: content and standard to expect, the importance of site-specific detail
  • Risk Management Strategy: the phases and the options
  • Geophysical Survey: techniques and methodologies as they apply to UXO risk mitigation, limitations and constraints
  • Challenges of non-ferrous explosive ordnance, specification, period of validity
  • Exclusion zones and Safety Distances
  • Anomaly Investigation: purpose, techniques, outcomes
  • UXO Disposal: methods and considerations
  • ALARP Certification: what is involved?
  • Residual Risk: procedural and reactive mitigation
  • Final Workshop (1/2 day): consolidation exercises, Q&A, audience experience, ideas for improvement