Minesweepers brought in to assist in NordBalt power link construction

NordBalt cable laying ships
Bendrovės archyvas

According to the statement issued by the Association for Prevention of War Legacy Threats (Karo Palikimo Grėsmės Prevencija), professionals have a few ideas on the origin of explosives. Most likely they are the legacy of the Second World War. If one of the explosives was to explode, it could cause damage to equipment, the cable or endanger people’s lives.

Five members of the ordnance disposal team of the Lithuanian Armed Forces plan to finish their job by the end of August 2014.

The 450-kilometer 700-megawatt cable between Lithuania and Sweden, known as NordBalt, will be the third-longest submarine link in the world. The construction of the cable is planned to be completed by the end of 2015.

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