Wartime bombs found in seabed at Gwynt y Mor wind farm

Rhyl Flats wind farm The unexploded wartime bombs were found during construction at the wind farm

Related Stories

Three unexploded World War Two bombs have been found in the seabed at a wind farm off the coast of north Wales.

A 250m (800ft) exclusion zone was put in place at Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm under construction in Liverpool Bay.

RWE Innogy UK said it was not uncommon to find such devices.

The 160-turbine wind farm eight miles (13km) off Llandudno in Conwy county aims to power almost a third of homes in Wales.

In a statement, RWE said: "Construction activity is continuing elsewhere in the offshore site, with vessels complying with a 250-metre exclusion zone which is currently in place in Liverpool Bay around the objects.

"RWE is working with a number of contractors and consultants to identify the safest method of removal, and applications have already been submitted for the appropriate licences.

"It is not uncommon for unexploded ordnance to be found on the seabed and standard procedures are in place to deal with [them].

The wind farm is due for completion this year with 160 turbines producing enough electricity to supply 400,000 homes.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC North East Wales



25 °C 15 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Stained glass of man with swordFrance 1 England 0

    The most important battle you have probably never heard of

  • Golden retriever10 things

    Dogs get jealous, and nine more nuggets from the week's news

  • Pro-Israel demonstrators shout slogans while protesting in Berlin - 25 July 2014Holocaust guilt

    Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support

  • The emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-SabahFreedoms fear

    Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • CastleRoyal real estate

    No longer reserved for kings and queens, some find living in a castle simply divine


  • Leader of Hamas Khaled MeshaalHARDtalk Watch

    BBC exclusive: Hamas leader on the eagerness to end bloodshed in Gaza

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.