2WW bomb threatened LNG plant

Statoilhydro`s Melkøya plant

Experts from the Norwegian Defence this week blew up a 330 kg mine from the 2WW located in the waters close to StatoilHydro’s Melkoya plant on the Barents Sea coast.


German occupants during 2WW placed hundreds of mines along the northern Norwegian coast. Many of them remain on the bottom of many of the fjords in the region. -It was very important to remove the mine. It could pose a threat to pipelines in the area, a representative of the Norwegian Defence says to NRK. The mine was recently discovered by a Norwegian Coast Guard vessel