Fugro wins offshore wind site investigation contract in Germany
Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has awarded Fugro with a contract to carry out site investigations for offshore wind areas.
The work, set to be delivered in three parts over the coming three years, includes geotechnical investigations for offshore wind farm development areas in the German sector of the North Sea.
Fugro’s services will include geotechnical data acquisition from multiple geotechnical drilling and seabed testing vessels, followed by laboratory testing and reporting by its German and UK laboratories.
The company is preparing for the first phase planned to begin at the end of May, starting with seabed cone penetration testing with its Seacalf Mk-V Deepdrive system.
Afterward, Fugro will carry out the drilling of the boreholes with downhole CPT testing, sampling, and geophysical logging from dedicated geotechnical vessels.
The laboratory testing results will be used by future wind farm developers to prepare their bids.
“This contract, which showcases our innovative services for the development of offshore wind farms, highlights the role that Fugro plays in the energy transition,” said Erik Jan Bijvank, Fugro’s group director Europe and Africa.
“Our track record in providing reliable geotechnical data to various governments in advance of developers’ bidding rounds has certainly helped in winning this project. We are excited to contribute to the further development of the renewables industry in Germany”.