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Fugro starts Dogger Bank B geophysical survey

Fugro is set to commence a geophysical survey at the Dogger Bank B offshore wind farm in the UK today, 23 June.

Survey vessel Fugro Froneiter will be conducting the survey between 23 June and approximately 30 August.

Operations will be continuous, 24 hours a day, with the vessel towing subsea sensors up to approximately 300 meters behind.

In addition, the Celtic Mara will be carrying out a single line MBES survey along each of the Dogger Bank A and B route sections of the seabed.

The operation will be a one-day work scope when weather limits permit.

The 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind project is divided into three 1.2 GW phases, Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B, and Dogger Bank C.

Dogger Bank A and B will feature 190 Haliade-X 13 MW turbines scheduled to deliver the first electricity in 2023. The wind farm is slated for full commissioning in 2026.

Phases A and B are a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40 per cent), Equinor (40 per cent) and Eni (20 per cent), while Dogger Bank C is a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor.

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