Under the State Criminal Police Office’s auspices in Kiel, parts of the ammunition lying on the seabed should be blown up. A disaster for nature, but above all for the animal world. As a result of a worldwide environmental protection campaign by NABU Schleswig-Holstein, awareness of underwater noise protection was raised across the country. The BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency) issued limit values for all offshore pile-driving work in the North and Baltic Seas’ German area. Building permits will not be issued without compliance.
After FINO3, the first offshore wind power construction sites, alpha ventus (2009) and Borkum West 2 (2011), which were equipped with the underwater noise protection system, soon followed. In the meantime, the Big Bubble Barrier was and is used in almost all wind power construction sites in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. To date, over 1000 Big Bubble Barriers have been installed.