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The counter fill operation started with a press meeting

To present the operations starting now, the NCA and Van Oord welcomed the press on board the vessel MV "Siddis Mariner" Tuesday, 3 May.  

The NCA and Van Oord met the press before the vessel "Siddis Mariner" left for Fedje. (Photo: NCA)

An animation film describing how the counter fill installation will commence was presented to the media. The "Siddis Mariner" will serve as platform for environmental monitoring of the operations. The monitoring program to be implemented is one of the most comprehensive ever conducted during any underwater operation in Norway.

The Project Manager Hans Petter Mortensholm also told the attending journalists, that the aim is zero spreading of mercury contamination due to the operations.

Arriving Fedje today

 "Siddis Mariner" will arrive Fedje and the position of U-864 today. The next couple of weeks all equipment to be used in the environmental monitoring program, will be deployed and tested. Towards the end of May the flexible fall pipe vessel  "Stornes" will arrive Fedje and the counter fill installation will commence.

Wiew the animation describing how the counter fill will be installed: U-864_EN_lang.mp4



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