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Clearance of unexploded ordnance along the MOG cable route

In June, Elia carried out work on the beach at Zeebrugge as part of the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project. A corridor running from the beach to the offshore Elia platform had to be cleared of unexploded ordnance (UXO) before the cables could be installed. Unexploded munitions from both World Wars still remain in the coastal region today.

After using special methods to search the beach, specialized detectors and excavators were used to approach any potentially explosive objects found. All this work was carried out under the supervision of a certified UXO expert. The search for UXO at sea has also started and will continue until September of this year. In all, more than 250 objects have had to be inspected.

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