UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) 

The UXO SIG was formed in early 2021 to address issues with UXO in the marine environment particularly in the offshore wind industry. The forum is for professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss and share ideas, technologies, applications, concepts and guidance for dealing with UXO when developing projects.

Initially, the SIG is comprised of individuals with responsibility for UXO matters within offshore windfarm developers. Current membership includes specialists from EDF, Orsted, Tennet, Shell, SSE, Vattenfall, RWE, Energinet, Equinor, Scottish Power, Amprion, BT, Guernsey Electricity, Simply Blue Group, TotalEnergies, Atlantic Shores Wind, Corio Generation, and 50 Hertz. However, it is the intention of the SIG to widen its membership to all stakeholders involved in UXO in the future.

Currently, meetings are held quarterly with the intention of meeting face-to-face twice a year. Meetings involve discussions on a wide range of topics and usually include two or three presentations on topics of interest. In 2024, the UXO SIG is hosting a workshop at Oceanology International at Excel in London which will be open to all. In early 2024, a sub-group of the SIG began to prepare Guidance Notes for Risk Identification and Common Mitigations related to UXO for Offshore Renewable Energy Developments.

Current officers elected to the SIG comprise:

Chair: Mick Cook (MCL Consultancy)





Secretary:  Annelies Vanstraelen (Orsted) 

Events Secretary: Daniel Morgan (Scottish Power)

UXO SIG members are required to be individual or corporate members of the SUT. For membership details please consult [email protected]